Chad Campbell posts only birdie at No. 4

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Chad Campbell can puff up his chest about his birdie at the par-3 No. 4 at Colonial Country Club.

It was the only birdie of the day on the 244-yard brute.

Only 35 in the 123-player field (28 percent) reached the fourth green in regulation.

Overall, the hole was the fourth toughest in scoring average (3.244) and it would have been worse had it not been playing downwind.

No. 9, a 404-yard par-4 into the wind, played as most difficult in Round 1 at 4.377.

The fourth, in the middle of the three-hole stretch known as the Horrible Horseshoe, plays uphill and Thursday’s pin placement was tucked in the back left corner, guarded by two bunkers that front the green.