Scott Hoch opened the 3M Championship on the Champions Tour with a 1-over-par 33-40=73.
||He was bogey-free 4-under through 13 holes before squaring a double bogey at the par-4 14th hole and walking off having penciled in an 8 at the par-5 18th. More importantly, although the value of that qualifier is debatable, by honoring his commitment into the tournament, he loses one more start on his Major Medical Extension on the PGA TOUR where he hasn't played since 2009 anyway. For the record, Hoch has three starts to earn $595,483 or 369 FedExCup points and retain status. We'll continue to monitor this countdown until it mercifully reaches zero.