Jordan Spieth leads by one after first spherical of FedEx St Jude Championship

Jordan Spieth topped the leaderboard after spherical one of many FedEx St Jude Championship, the place he scored seven beneath par with a rating of 63.

He goes into spherical two in Memphis main Tom Kim by one shot and admitted he has been engaged on his placing.

“Quite a bit of putting. I played really well at the British. Tee to green, I played well enough to win,” he mentioned afterwards.

“I didn’t feel like I missed many of my lines. I just couldn’t quite get the matching of the line and speed on the greens.

“Now we come to slopey Bermuda and very fast slopey Bermuda where I feel a little more comfortable picking lines and kind of feeding the ball in using gravity.

“I think that helped, along with quite a bit of work as best I could in Texas right now, which is really from the hours of 7:00 a.m to noon before it’s almost unbearable.

“Just tightened some things up. I tried to play a lot just to shoot scores. I had kind of taken off playing a bunch, and I think that that helped a bit in the last couple weeks.”

England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai are the very best of the British contingent, closing out Thursday on 4 beneath par.

Rory McIlroy sits a shot again on three beneath, after the Northern Irishman cut up three bogeys with 4 birdies and an eagle.

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