How it happened: Henry fires 60, takes Shriners lead

J.J. Henry after sinking an eagle putt for a 60 in the first round of the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

J.J. Henry after sinking an eagle putt for a 60 in the first round of the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

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J.J. Henry eagled his final hole, the par-5 ninth, to shot 11-under 60 and take the first-round lead Thursday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Henry added nine birdies at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas and lead by one shot over Andres Romero, who flirted with 59 before closing with pars on Nos. 17-18 en route to a 10-under 61.

James Driscoll, Jeff Overton and Jonathan Byrd are tied for third at 8 under.

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See how it all unfolded Thursday in Las Vegas!

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Update No. 58: 8:48 p.m. EDT

A birdie at the par-5 16th moves Chesson Hadley to 6 under overall. Hadley won the Web.com Tour Championship a few weeks ago.

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Update No. 57: 8:26 p.m. EDT

Chesson Hadley has six birdies in his last 10 holes, and has worked his way to 5 under with three holes left.

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Update No. 56: 8 p.m. EDT

Max Homa, who logged rounds of 69-68-66-69 last week at the Frys.com Open, is 2 under through 13 holes today.

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Update No. 55: 7:48 p.m. EDT

Two pars to close give Webb Simpson an opening-round 7-under 64 to begin his 2013-14 PGA Tour season.

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Update No. 54: 7:25 p.m. EDT

Another birdie for Webb Simpson, this time at the par-5 16th, and Simpson moves to 7 under with two holes left.

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Update No. 53: 7:22 p.m. EDT

Vijay Singh, who finished runner-up last week at CordeValle, is 2 under through 15 holes today.

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Update No. 52: 7:12 p.m. EDT

Birdies at Nos. 14-15 have moved Webb Simpson to 6 under with three holes to play. Simpson has birdied five of his last seven holes.

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Update No. 51: 6:53 p.m. EDT

Jeff Overton makes his sixth birdie of the day – he eagled his opening hole – to move to 8 under. He has one hole left today, the par-4 18th.

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Update No. 50: 6:38 p.m. EDT

Max Homa, who earned a spot in the field this week after his top-10 finish last week, is even par through eight holes with one birdie and one bogey.

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Update No. 49: 6:25 p.m. EDT

Jeff Overton birdies the par-4 15th to move to 7 under. Overton held the first-round lead last week at CordeValle.

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Update No. 48: 6:14 p.m. EDT

Kyle Stanley bogeys No. 3 to drop to 3 under through 12 holes.

Meanwhile, a couple of notables are struggling this afternoon: Patrick Reed is 7 over through 11 holes, while Camilo Villegas is 3 over through 10. That's got them among the bottom 11 on the board.

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Update No. 47: 6:06 p.m. EDT

Three straight birdies at Nos. 9-11 push Webb Simpson to 4 under as he makes the turn. Simpson, a Wake Forest product, finished fourth at the Tour Championship last month.

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Update No. 46: 5:58 p.m. EDT

Kyle Stanley birdies No. 2 to rise to 4 under, seven back of leader J.J. Henry. Stanley, who finished T-33 at last week's Frys.com Open, is bogey-free through 11 holes.

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Update No. 45: 5:51 p.m. EDT

Jeff Overton makes his fourth birdie in five holes to rise to 6 under, five back of leader J.J. Henry, with six to play. Overton, who played collegiately at Indiana, finished T-16 at last week's Frys.com Open.

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Update No. 44: 5:38 p.m. EDT

Bryce Molder's first bogey of the day comes at No. 3 and drops him to 5 under, still the low number among the afternoon players alongside Jeff Overton; they're among seven golfers at T-6. Tim Clark and Charley Hoffman are the next-best players in the afternoon groups, a shot back.

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Update No. 43: 5:27 p.m. EDT

The top OWGR-ranked players in the afternoon groups are rather quiet so far. Webb Simpson is 1 under through eight bogey-free holes, while Graham DeLaet and Scott Piercy are even par through nine and eight holes respectively.

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Update No. 42: 5:14 p.m. EDT

Jeff Overton birdies again, his third in a row, at No. 10 to climb to 5 under. That's six shots back of leader J.J. Henry and second-best among the afternoon golfers, with Bryce Molder 6 under through 11 holes.

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Update No. 41: 5:05 p.m. EDT

Four players in the afternoon groups are 3 under during their front nines: Charley Hoffman, Carl Petterson, Kyle Stanley and Jeff Summerhays.

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Update No. 40: 4:57 p.m. EDT

Jeff Overton, who opened with an eagle, birdies Nos. 8-9 to make the turn at 4 under. Tim Clark pars No. 16 to remain 4 under, his birdie streak ending at four.

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Update No. 39: 4:49 p.m. EDT

Bryce Molder birdies again at No. 18 to make the turn at 6 under. That pushes him to T-5 at 6 under alongside Stephen Ames.

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Update No. 38: 4:45 p.m. EDT

Tim Clark runs off four straight birdies on Nos. 12-15 and rises to 4 under through six holes. The South African finished T-72 at last week's Frys.com Open.

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Update No. 37: 4:31 p.m. EDT

Bryce Molder has the hot hand among the afternoon players, a birdie at No. 17 dropping him to 5 under as he nears the turn. Molder is bogey-free through eight, with three birdies and an eagle.

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Update No. 36: 4:27 p.m. EDT

Seven of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Rankings are at TPC Summerlin this week. Let's check in on where they stand so far:

  • 11. Zach Johnson . . . T-34, 2 under after a 69
  • 24. Webb Simpson . . . T-60, even through four holes
  • 27. Nick Watney . . . T-114, 2 over after a 73
  • 32. Graham DeLaet . . . T-60, even through five holes
  • 41. Scott Piercy . . . T-99, 1 over through four holes
  • 45. Jimmy Walker . . . T-60, even after a 71
  • 46. Ryan Moore . . . T-34, 2 under after a 69

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Update No. 35: 4:15 p.m. EDT

It has not been an ideal start for Patrick Reed this afternoon. Reed made par at the opening hole, but then made an 8 at the par-4 second and a double bogey at the par-4 third hole. He's 6 over through his first three holes.

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Update No. 34: 4:07 p.m. EDT

Andres Romero finishes at 10-under 61, one shot back of clubhouse leader J.J. Henry. Also, all of the afternoon groups are now out on the course.

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Update No. 33: 3:51 p.m. EDT

Andres Romero can't birdie the par-3 17th and he remains at 10 under with one hole remaining.

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Update No. 32: 3:39 p.m. EDT

Add Zach Johnson to the list of players who shot 2-under 69 today. Davis Love III, Robert Garrigus and defending champion Ryan Moore are also among those who carded 69.

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Update No. 31: 3:37 p.m. EDT

Andres Romero birdies the par-5 16th and with two holes left, Romero is 10 under and needs a birdie on each of his final two holes to shoot 59.

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Update No. 30: 3:30 p.m. EDT

Last week's winner, Jimmy Walker, shot even-par 71 today, a round that included four birdies and four bogeys.

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Update No. 29: 3:27 p.m. EDT

An eagle at the par-5 ninth hole gives J.J. Henry an 11-under 60. His card included that eagle, nine birdies and no bogeys.

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Update No. 28: 3:19 p.m. EDT

J.J. Henry birdies the par-3 eighth, his ninth birdie of the day, to move to 9 under. He still shares the lead, though, as Andres Romero eagles the par-4 15th hole. That's his second eagle of the day as he also eagled the par-5 ninth. With three birdies remaining, and a par 5 left, Romero could shoot 59 should he birdie out.

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Update No. 27: 3:06 p.m. EDT

Defending champion Ryan Moore just wrapped up a 2-under 69. Also finished at 2 under for the day are Davis Love III and Robert Garrigus, who both had good showings a week ago at the Frys.com Open.

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Update No. 26: 3 p.m. EDT

A bogey at the par-4 third hole drops Brooks Koepka back to even par through 12 holes. After starting his round with two bogeys in his first three holes, Koepka had worked his way back to 1 under through 11 holes.

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Update No. 25: 2:47 p.m. EDT

J.J. Henry birdies the par-4 sixth, his third straight birdie, to join James Driscoll in the lead at 8 under. Henry, who has three holes left, has made eight birdies and no bogeys so far today.

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Update No. 24: 2:32 p.m. EDT

James Driscoll is now in the clubhouse with an 8-under 63, a shot better than Cameron Tringale and J.J. Henry.

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Update No. 23: 2:24 p.m. EDT

Jonathan Byrd's first bogey of the day comes at No. 3 and drops him to T-3 at 6 under alongside three other players – leaving James Driscoll and Cameron Tringale tied for the lead.

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Update No. 22: 2:02 p.m. EDT

James Driscoll again moves into a share of the lead, keeping pace with Cameron Tringale and birdieing the 16th to move to 7 under. Jonathan Byrd then does the same, a birdie at No. 2 lifting him back into the co-leaders' spot as well. Four players are T-4 at 5 under: Stephen Ames, Charlie Beljan, J.J. Henry and Andres Romero.

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Update No. 21: 1:55 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale jumps back into the lead with birdies at Nos. 9-10, moving to 7 under. He's got 3 pars today and no bogeys.

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Update No. 20: 1:41 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale quickly catches Jonathan Byrd with a birdie at No. 9 as he makes the turn – and James Driscoll does the same with a birdie at No. 15. The three share the lead at 6 under, with three players a shot back: Stephen Ames, Charlie Beljan and Andres Romero.

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Update No. 19: 1:37 p.m. EDT

Zach Johnson, at No. 11 the highest-ranked player in the OWGR at this event, bogeys No. 17 and birdies No. 18 to make the turn for his opening round at 2 under. The former Drake standout is T-10 alongside seven others.

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Update No. 18: 1:32 p.m. EDT

Jonathan Byrd is the first to get to 6 under, as the former Clemson standout birdies No. 18 as he makes the turn. He's a shot ahead of Stephen Ames, Charlie Beljan, James Driscoll and Cameron Tringale.

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Update No. 17: 1:29 p.m. EDT

Not everyone is going low, with TPC Summerlin taking out its frustrations on a few. Mark Wilson started his tournament by touring the back nine in 5 over, while Bob Estes is 4 over through eight holes on the front.

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Update No. 16: 1:24 p.m. EDT

A birdie at No. 5 lifts Stephen Ames into the lead pack at 5 under, creating a 5-way tie. Ames, who missed the cut at last week's Frys.com Open, hasn't bogeyed since No. 11.

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Update No. 15: 1:12 p.m. EDT

Charlie Beljan rides four straight birdies into a share of the lead at 5 under, which creates a four-way tie. Beljan, who played collegiately at New Mexico, finished T-46 at last week's Frys.com Open. Stephen Ames and J.J. Henry are a shot back, with John Huh and Robert Garrigus T-7 at 3 under.

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Update No. 14: 1:01 p.m. EDT

James Driscoll answers Cameron Tringale's birdie with one of his own at No. 12 – and Jonathan Byrd eagles No. 16 to join them in the lead at 5 under. Byrd finished T-2 in August's Reno-Tahoe Open.

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Update No. 13: 12:54 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale claims the lead outright with a birdie at No. 6 – his fifth of the day to go with a par – and move a shot ahead of Stephen Ames and James Driscoll. The former Georgia Tech standout missed the cut at last week's Frys.com Open.

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Update No. 12: 12:48 p.m. EDT

A bogey by James Driscoll at No. 11 and birdies by Stephen Ames and Cameron Tringale at Nos. 2 and 5, respectively, create another three-way tie for the lead at 4 under. Four players are a shot back: Charlie Beljan, Jonathan Byrd, J.J. Henry and John Huh.

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Update No. 11: 12:34 p.m. EDT

Davis Love III moves to 1 under with a birdie at No. 16 after six straight pars to start his tournament. Love finished T-62 at last week's Frys.com Open.

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Update No. 10: 12:27 p.m. EDT

Brendon de Jonge, who opened eyes with some stellar play during the Internationals' recent Presidents Cup loss, is T-58 at 2 over through eight holes; he's got three bogeys and a birdie so far.

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Update No. 9: 12:19 p.m. EDT

Jimmy Walker, who won the season opener, birdies No. 13 to atone for an opening bogey, then birdies No. 15 to get to 1 under.

Marc Turnesa birdies his first two holes to get to 2 under in a hurry, then gives back a stroke at No. 3.

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Update No. 8: 12:11 p.m. EDT

An eagle to close out the front nine moves James Driscoll to 5 under and gives him the outright lead again, by two shots over Stephen Ames and Cameron Tringale.

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Update No. 7: 12:07 p.m. EDT

Cameron Tringale joins the lead pack with birdies at each of his first three holes, tying Stephen Ames and James Driscoll for the early lead.

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Update No. 6: 11:58 a.m. EDT

A bogey at the par-3 eighth drops James Driscoll back to 3 under, where he now shares the lead with Stephen Ames, who is through eight holes after starting on the back nine.

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Update No. 5: 11:41 a.m. EDT

James Driscoll makes consecutive birdies for the first time today, at Nos. 6-7, and he leads the field by two shots at 4 under.

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Update No. 4: 11:37 a.m. EDT

Last week's winner, Jimmy Walker, is 1 over through three holes. Nick Watney is also 1 over through three holes. Brooks Koepka, the 54-hole leader a week ago, is 1 over after an opening bogey at No. 10.

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Update No. 3: 11:24 a.m. EDT

James Driscoll has alternated pars and birdies through six holes, and still leads at 3 under. Zach Johnson has moved to 2 under after a birdie at No. 12. Also at 2 under are Justin Hicks and Stephen Ames.

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Update No. 2: 11:13 a.m. EDT

Wondering where Hideki Matsuyama is on the leaderboard? Well, the 21-year-old was forced to withdraw due to illness. He was replaced by Jim Herman in the field. Click here to read more.

• • •

Update No. 1: 11:03 a.m. EDT

We're about an hour into the first round here in Las Vegas, and James Driscoll is the early leader at 2 under through four holes. Zach Johnson, Russell Henley and Charles Howell III are among those one shot back at 1 under.

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