Peter Malnati saw his infant son at a PGA TOUR event for the first time since the pandemic, which brought a smile to his face and another birdie on his card for an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead Thursday in the Bermuda Championship. Click Here to see Pictures of Bermuda Championship 2020 Day One
The tournament is the first to allow limited fans — no more than 500 a day at Port Royal — since the opening round of THE PLAYERS Championship on March 12.
The final birdie was the ninth of the round for Malnati, who has gone from the South to the West to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and keeps playing some of his best golf.
It was the third time in his last three events he posted a 63 or lower. Malnati was runner-up at the Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi and followed that with a tie for fifth at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
This round gave him a one-shot lead over Ryan Armour and Doug Ghim, who birdied his last two holes.
Bermuda Golfers Camiko Smith, Michael Sims, and Anthony Phipps also all took to the course.
Smith had the best day of the Bermuda players as he came off the course T80th, after shooting an Even Par, Smith show 5 Birdies, 10 Pars, 1 Bogey and 2 Double Bogey’s.
Sims finished T105th after his First Round 2-over par 73. Sims had 4 Birdies, 8 Pars, and 6 Bogey’s.
Phipps came off the course T128th, after his round of 5-over par 76. Phipps had 3 Birdies, 8 Pars, 6 Bogey’s, and 1 Double Bogey.