Live blog: 2017 Safeway Open, Round 1

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Live blog: 2017 Safeway Open, Round 1

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Live blog: 2017 Safeway Open, Round 1

The 2017-18 PGA Tour season begins this week as the Safeway Open, contested at Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course, gets underway Thursday in Napa, Calif.

We are tracking all action from the first round of the new season. Follow it all below…

How to follow the action:

All times Eastern

  • TELEVISION: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.)
  • PGA TOUR RADIO: Friday, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 4-9 p.m.
  • ON GOLFWEEK: Tour Tracker | All coverage

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Safeway Open Tracker

UPDATE No. 8 (9:05 p.m.): Phil Mickelson shoots 3-under 69 despite going 2/14 in fairways hit. He’s only four back through 18 holes despite his inaccuracy.

UPDATE No. 7 (7:15 p.m.): The afternoon wave is still in play. So far, the trio of Steele, Duncan and Hoge are untouched as the three co-leaders.

Phil Mickelson is 2 under through 13.

UPDATE No. 6 (4:34 p.m.): Tyler Duncan shoots 7-under 65 to match Steele’s opening  round and tie for the lead. Tom Hoge has a 39-footer for eagle for 64 and the outright lead. A two-putt, and he joins that pair at 65.

UPDATE No. 5 (4:01 p.m.): What a round from Brendan Steele! The defending champion might be your 18-hole leader!

UPDATE No. 4 (2:35 p.m.): The defending champion is in the lead again…

UPDATE No. 3 (12:41 p.m.): Ollie Schniederjans goes birdie-birdie-birdie at Nos. 16-18 to end his front nine and tie the lead at 3 under!

He’s there with Graham DeLaet, Zach Johnson and Brendan Steele.

UPDATE No. 2 (12:28 p.m.): A live look at the crowded top 10 leaderboard.

It’s crowded early!

UPDATE No. 1 (10:50 a.m.): The new season is underway, and Graham DeLaet starts it birdie-birdie-birdie (opening at No. 10) to take an early two-shot lead at 3 under. Way to start strong, Graham!

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