Las Vegas, Nevada (May 4, 2012)–Ryan Moore welcomed an old friend back to the bag in the first round of the PGA Tour's Wells Fargo Championship. It worked because Moore flew to a round of 65 in round one to share the lead. Moore lives in Las Vegas and attended UNLV where he won the 2004 NCAA Championship. — By Brian Hurlburt
"I just went back to the putter I used almost the whole year last year," Moore told the media after his round. "I took some time just looking at my stats and realized, huh, I didn't play as well as I would have liked to last year but it wasn't my putter's fault after looking at it closely, so I just went back to the putter I used." Moore continued to play well in the second round, collecting four more birdies against one bogey through 15 holes.
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"I was hitting the ball really well, just didn't make many putts (prior to this week)," said Moore. "I finished tied for eighth a couple weeks ago in San Antonio, once again hitting the ball really good, not making much. I've been just kind of waiting for one of these rounds where I kind of get my putter rolling early in the round and just am able to keep it rolling.
"I just had a great finish. I hit it where I was trying to hit it all day long and made some good putts early in the round and made some great par savers on my first nine to kind of keep my momentum going. I played solid right into my back side and just had a great finish."