Web.com Tour players shooting in the 90s in brutal Bahamas wind
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Web.com Tour players shooting in the 90s in brutal Bahamas wind


The 2017 Web.com Tour season opened on Sunday, with at least two players shooting rounds in the 90s in nearly unplayable weather conditions.

The 2017 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic marked the beginning of the first Web.com Tour event to run Sunday through Wednesday, a change made with the hope of trying to focus a TV audience on the Web.com Tour when no other professional tours are competing. In concept, it was a smart move. So far, in execution, the scoring has been a bloodbath.

After a two-hour weather delay held up the start of play in the morning, play got started with steady high winds, some in the range of 40mph. That made an already difficult Greg Norman design even more so, leading to high scores that would make the USGA blush at the U.S. Open.

Two players have shot in the 90s, with Bryan Bigley turning in 90 on the number and Englishman Greg Eason shooting 91. PGA Tour veteran Brendon de Jonge had been shown on the leaderboard with a 90, but he escaped with 89 after signing for his card.

Players who shot in the low and mid-80s didn't seem particularly angry about their scores, either.

In the morning wave, the best score went to Tom Lovelady, who somehow managed an even-par 72.

Despite the eye-popping nature of the scores, they don't compare with the highest roundsĀ in Web.com Tour history on the Web.com Tour, including a 103 from an Indiana pro in the 2013 United Leasing Championship.

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