Brooks Koepka took the lead at the Invitation of FedEx St. Jude, Thursday, in Memphis, taking eight shots to the normal of 70 during the initial round.
Champion of the tournament, the U.s. has experienced a starting gun by fitting four birdies in his first four holes. He added two on the nine to go and three more in the second half of the course. His only misstep was a boguey, the seventh pennant.
With a score of 62 (-8), it has two shots ahead of his fellow countrymen Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd, who have both signed cards of 64 (-6). Todd was a guest among the leaders in passing four consecutive birdies at the end of course.
The South Korean Sung Kang advanced to fourth place with a mark of 65 (-5). Americans Matt Kuchar, Chez Reavie, Max Homa and Justin Thomas are tied for fifth, four strokes off the leader.
Mackenzie Hughes has obtained the best canadian result of the day in completing his round with a score of 68 (-2). Ontario has recorded five birdies and three bogueys, which has earned it the 15th largest provisional. He is tied with 11 other golfers, of which Xander Schauffele and Bubba Watson, and he lags six shots behind on the summit.
For its part, the Manitoba Nick Taylor took the 27th place by getting a score of 69 (-1).
The Ontario’s Corey Conners (+2), can be found at 58th rank while the Saskatchewan-born Adam Hadwin (+3) is 67th.