A lot of people attend the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and majority fill the grandstands around the par-3 16th at TPC Scottsdale to capacity each day. Following three birdies and a bogey in a lively opening five holes, Lowry shot a birdie on the 10th and a bogey on the final 18th hole.
Riding brilliant weather conditions before play was halted due to darkness, Kuchar overtook defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, who held the early lead at 65, and Brendan Steele.
Sixth-ranked American Jordan Spieth opened with a 70 while three-times former victor Phil Mickelson, a popular figure at Scottsdale after attending the nearby Arizona State University, carded a 68. He won four times worldwide late previous year, taking the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in China, two events in Japan and the unofficial Hero World Challenge in December. "From there, I just played good, steady golf".
Golf Channel will begin coverage of of the Waste Management Phoenix Open 1st round at 2pm ET with a pregame show and coverage of on-course play will begin at 3pm on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3.
"I was able to be home, I was able to be dad".
Mickelson drained a 20-footer at the first and picked up shots at the fourth and fifth, before going 11 under for the day with a birdie-two at the seventh.
"I got a lot out of it". I was in the cactus a bit and hit a few in the rough.
The 24-year-old, who beat American Rickie Fowler in a playoff to win last year's Phoenix Open, was unable to explain the secret to his success at the TPC Scottsdale.