Despite some wet weather on the bayou, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans is under way and the scoreboard is lighting up as many of the world's best players are taking it low at TPC Louisiana.
One player who got of to a fast start was Titleist Brand Ambassador Brendon De Jonge, who equaled the low round of the day on Thursday with a bogey-free, 8-under 64. After a 78-minute rain delay, De Jonge was able to attack the 7,425-yard Pete Dye layout by hitting fairways and firing right at pins.
“Yeah, it got a little tricky after the rain,” De Jonge explained, “and it got muddy out there. But still the course was there for the taking.”
Pro V1x loyalist David Hearn also took advantage of the conditions, shooting a 7-under 65.
“I hit it on a lot of fairways and gave myself a lot of chances from there. Even though it's generous off the tee, you have to put yourself in good spots. You can't be in the rough out there.”
Considering the opening-round scores and the prospect of continued soft conditions, fans could be treated to a shootout this weekend in the Big Easy. And to go low, the vast majority of players will be teeing up a Titleist golf ball.
A total of 103 players in this week's field are playing a Pro V1 or Pro V1x, more than five times the nearest competitor with 20 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist is also No. 1 in the sand, lob and approach wedges category (164) as well as putters (55).
To see some of the sights from earlier this week at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, check out all of the photos in the gallery above.
Good luck to all the players this week!