Three time John Deere Classic champion, Steve Stricker, began Round one as a top contender with an eagle at hole ten.
The Illinois University alum made four birdies through the rest of the round, but hit two bogeys on holes four and five.
Stricker finished the round at four under par.
“A good start overall, you know not too far back,” Stricker said. “It’s a long tournament, there’s three more rounds and I’ve got to just keep plugging away.”