Hughes shoots 60, McIlroy makes strong start at Travelers Championship

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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.

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