Many Tour players are currently hours away in Jackson, Mississippi, at the Sanderson Farms Championship, but their hearts are back home.
Four birdies in his final eight holes resulted in a first-round 5-under 67 that left Matthews a shot back of the lead.
Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel and others will be teeing off in a shotgun start on Friday.
Rory McIlroy could only manage one birdie to go along with two bogeys over his final seven holes, resulting in a 4-under 68.
Tommy Fleetwood might have missed The Open, but he made up for it with a once-in-a-lifetime shot at the Old Course on Wednesday.
The PGA Tour responded Wednesday to the antitrust lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court last month with a 71-page motion.
Wednesday ahead of the Dunhill Links Championship, Rory McIlroy said that the PGA Tour and LIV Golf circuit should form a truce.Â Â
Just days after being a part of Team USA's Presidents Cup triumph, Sam Burns celebrated modestly at home and was left alone.
After making the Tour Championship, Sahith Theegala is looking for a full-circle win this week at the Sanderson Farms Championship.Â
The U.K.-based PGA EuroPro Tour announced Wednesday that after 20 years this season will be its last.