Jordan Spieth was not as fortunate.
Spieth strike four trees with four pictures on the par-4 eighth hole — his 17th of the round — an episode that started with his tee shot caroming off a trunk and into a ditch. He wound up with a quadruple-bogey 8, marring his 8-birdie round for only a 69.
Defending champion Justin Thomas opened with a 67, but he was all smiles on the 17th hole. Thomas, an Alabama alum, received a wager that needed Georgia graduate Kevin Kisner to wear a Crimson Tide jersey from the tee box to the environmentally friendly.