Cameron Smith and newly reinstated PGA Tour player, Cameron Percy, are the leading Australians after the opening round of the Military Tribute at Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs in West Virginia.

The pair began the opening event of the new PGA Tour season with rounds of 3 under par 67 to share 32nd place, one ahead of Matt Jones with Rod Pampling another shot back at 1 under.

Smith has of course become one of Australia’s leading players while for Percy he was able to regain his PGA Tour status courtesy of the recent Korn Ferry Tour Finals

New Zealanders Danny Lee and Tim Wilkinson are at even par and tied for 98th on the low scoring layout which, in 2010, saw Stuart Appleby record a final round of 59 to win.

The event is led by Korn Ferry Tour graduate Rob Shelton who won twice and finished runner-up on one other occasion on the Korn Ferry Tour in 2019, his round of 62 leaving him two ahead of a five-way tie for second.

Marc Leishman withdrew from the event after an opening round of 76.