Greens sapped score out of my round

Originally Published: April 9, 2009
By Ryuji Imada | Special to ESPN.com

Round 1 is in the books, and it was a bittersweet day. I shot a 1-over-par 73, bogeying 16 and 18 coming in. I drove the ball well and hit good iron shots but just couldn't convert on the greens, thus letting some shots slip away.

I had pretty much the same nerves and feelings as I normally would on the first tee. Of course, I've been waiting and dreaming of this day, and I'm going to enjoy the moment and this event. But my focus is on competing and coming back here for a long ...

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