On one of the most interesting, new tournament golf courses we’ve seen in some time, Marc Leishman has bounded out of the blocks at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.
Trinity Forest Golf Course in Dallas was designed by the team that came up with Barnbougle Lost Farm, and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have come up with another beauty the more closely resembles Australian golf courses than the ones you would expect to see on the PGA Tour.
So perhaps it’s not surprising to see an Australian leading the way at the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest.
Marc Leishman has fired a stunning 10-under par 61 to storm to a three-stroke lead. Leishman’s round included two eagles and six birdies with shots that thrilled the galleries on a course that needs plenty of ingenuity to roll a few close to the hole. Often the best line of attack is well away from the flagstick as you can see in the Leishman’s highlights package above.
Playing alongside Leishman was Adam Scott who carded six birdies of his own but is six strokes behind Leishman at 4-under par.