Spieth shoots 63, shares lead at low-scoring hometown Nelson

Jordan Spieth reacts as he makes an eagle putt on the 18th green during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in McKinney, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth and plenty of others are having little trouble with the new home course of the AT&T Byron Nelson. The local favorite made a 55-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th to pull even with J.J. Spaun for the lead at 9-under 63. Spieth, Spaun and plenty of others had little trouble with TPC Craig Ranch north of Dallas. There were 132 players in the field of 156 under par, with 94 of those in the 60s on the third venue in the past four Nelsons. Hideki Matsuyama shot 68 in his first appearance since becoming the first Japanese player to win the Masters.

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