The field of 120 that teed off at Congressional on Thursday had enough pressure as it was. They had to play well and get into a position to not only make the cut, but also contend.
“I’m lucky this year, I’ve gotten to play with a ton of the guys who are either on the team or going to be on the team,” said Love. “The only ones I haven’t played with yet are [Jason] Dufner and Tiger [Woods].”
Mahan also said he wasn’t worried.
“Every time I tee up I’m trying as hard as I can,” said Mahan. “[I’m] trying to play as well as I can, no matter who I’m playing with.”
All three shot 1-under and were happy with their scores.
“Our whole group played well, we could’ve done better … but 1 under on this course is going to be good every day,” said Love.
Hurley in contention
“I got off to a good start and started with a birdie which was nice,” said Hurley.
Hurley was playing with 17-year-old amateur Beau Hossler and Kyle Reifers.