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DeChambeau opens with 62 to get early PGA Vegas lead

Bryson DeChambeau, playing his first PGA event because winning last month’s United States Open, fired a nine-under-par 62 to seize the early lead in Thursday’s opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Kid Open.World number 6

DeChambeau’s bogey-free round, including a career-best run of five birdies in a row, sent him surging to the top of the leaderboard at par-71 TPC Summerlin in rural Las Vegas.The 27-year-old American’s method of blasting

the ball as far as possible with little fret about landing in the rough brought his very first significant success at Winged Foot and produced more success Thursday.Back-nine starter DeChambeau made seven birdies in 8 holes beginning with an 18-foot putt at the par-4 12th, followed by a six-footer for birdie at the par-5 13th and a tap-in par at the par-3 14th. Then came his birdie run starting at 15, with the only final putt beyond five feet coming at the first when he dropped in one from simply over 11 feet.DeChambeau drove onto the green at the par-4 seventh and sank a two-foot birdie putt, then reached the fringe in 2 at the par-5 ninth and tapped in for birdie to take the lead. It was the 2nd year in a row at the Shriners that DeChambeau made a back-nine 30 in his opening round. His just other back-nine score

so low came in the last round of his 2017 success at the John Deere Classic.American Austin Cook was 2nd in the clubhouse on 63 with Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo and American Brian Stuard sharing third on 64 with afternoon starters still on the course.js/ rcw

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