The first round of the 2011 American Century Championship is over, and just as he predicted, Tim Tebow is already far out of contention with a score of -5 points. This tournament uses the Stableford scoring system, which gives points for each outcome on a hole. A par provides one point, a birdie three points, a bogey zero points and so on. So negative numbers in this tournament are not what one wants to see.
Tebow is doing better than the other members of his group: Herm Edwards is at -15 and Jimmer Fredette is at -30. In terms of places, Tebow is 65th, Edwards is 76th and Fredette is tied for 83rd out of 85 competitors. Fredette is tied with Charles Barkley of all golfers. Barkley, of course, is known for his awkward golf swing.
Here is the current top five leaderboard (full one here):
1. Jack Wagner +29
T2. Jeremy Roenick +24
T2. Chris Chandler +24
4. Mike Modano +20
T5. Tony Romo +19
T5. Rick Rhoden +19
John Elway is tied for ninth at 17 points with four others. Defending champ Billy Joe Tolliver is tied for 17th with 14 points.
Here are some notable tee times (full one here):
9:15 a.m. MT - Tim Tebow, Jason Kidd, Andy Pettitte
9:55 a.m. MT - Kyle Boller, Trent Dilfer, Mason Crosby
11:05 a.m. MT - Tony Romo, John Elway, John Smoltz
11:25 a.m. MT - Jack Wagner, Chris Chandler, Jeremy Roenick