Russell Knox leads the Mayakoba Golf Classic after Round 1 following a stellar 6-under 65 that has him one stroke up on a quartet of other players going into Friday’s second round. While the rest of the leaderboard is interesting, several stars — including Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka — did not have their best stuff in the final PGA Tour event of 2020.

There is work to be done for J.T. just to make the cut on Friday (see below), and considering he’s only missed six cuts in the last three years, that’s surprising given the caliber of this field and how well he’s been playing. Thomas has not finished outside the top 12 in any of his last five events (including two majors) so I suspect he’ll rebound come Friday.

Several other big names encompass some interesting storylines heading into the second round as…

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