Sydney's, Cameron Davis, is in his rookie season on the PGA Tour and today the 2017 Australian Open Champion reversed some indifferent performances of late with an opening round of 66 at the John Deere Classic in Silvis in IL and finds himself in a share of 10th place and five shots from the lead after day one.
For Diaz, that could mean only his second career major start after he missed the cut in the 2017 US Open.
Neither Diaz, Henley nor Long are now in the Open. But he highlighted an impressive birdie run by drilling a 55-foot putt on the par-3 7th hole.
At the par-5 17th, Diaz stopped his approach inches from the cup for a tap-in birdie and closed with a par.
The 32-year-old Diaz had seven birdies to go with the eagle in a flawless, bogey-free round.
Long, who claimed his first PGA Tour victory earlier this year in the Desert Classic, and Henley, a three-time victor on the PGA Tour, each carded four birdies on both nines in their 64s.
But 200th-ranked Henley, whose best finish this year has been a share of 15th at Phoenix, found the rough on his first two shots at nine, which played as the second-toughest hole of the day, and closed with a bogey to fall level with Long.
"It's awesome to get it going, and once you get it going, you just feel that you have to put the pedal to the metal and keep going because. tomorrow it might be somebody else shooting 62 or 61". "But I just came into the week just wanting to get my game back going for next week, obviously", Palmer said.
"I don't think I've ever lost the belief I can have a nice tournament and a nice round".
"I'm trying to get on my flight to Ireland here".
Long, this year's Desert Classic victor, made his lone bogey against eight birdies at 11, but the world number 114 sank his longest birdie putt from 24 feet at the hard ninth.