Mackenzie Hughes carded a excellent 10-beneath sixty to direct the Travelers Championship as Rory McIlroy designed a potent start off.
Hughes holed 10 birdies in the initially round at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut to open up a three-stroke direct on Thursday.
The Canadian, who has struggled since returning from the coronavirus-enforced split, designed 6 birdies on his initially nine holes ahead of finding up pictures at the second, sixth, seventh and eighth holes.
Hughes is three pictures distinct of planet No. 1 McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland.
McIlroy blended an eagle and 6 birdies with just a one bogey to start off with a 7-beneath 63.
Even though Hughes is properly distinct, the relaxation of the leaderboard is congested, with yet another 6 gamers a shot even further back again in a tie for fifth.
Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Michael Thompson, Tyler Duncan, Noh Seung-yul and Louis Oosthuizen opened with 64s.
Jordan Spieth designed a solid start off with a three-beneath sixty seven, to be together with Jason Day and Justin Rose among others.
Spieth, winless since 2017, was four beneath via nine holes ahead of a blended back again nine, which integrated bogeys at 10 and eighteen.
Also in a tie for thirty third is Abraham Ancer, who made the shot of the working day with a gap-in-one at the 16th.
Meanwhile, former planet No. 1 Dustin Johnson opened with a initially-round 69, two pictures improved off than countryman Justin Thomas.