Jordan Spieth was disappointed to see his long eagle putt on the 16th green, which would have given him a share of the lead, stop short of the hole. He made two pars as his group rushed through the final two holes before dark.
The 22-year-old shot a 6-under 64 to finish one shot from the lead in the opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Dallas native Spieth, whose first ever PGA Tour event was the Nelson at the young age of 16, is playing in what is his second start since throwing away a five-stroke lead at the Masters.
“This week felt a bit different than the past couple years as a professional. I don’t know what it is,” Spieth said. “I came out and maybe kind of the bad weather has kind of softened the crowds and hasn’t felt the same. … Everything has been a bit more calm this week and it’s been a lot easier to just stay in a normal rhythm.”
Sergio Garcia, Johnson Wagner and Danny Lee shared the lead at 7-under 63. Garcia’s match started in the morning, while Wagner and Lee only played after a 2 ½ hour rain delay.
Dustin Johnson and Freddie Jacobson are tied for fourth with 64s.
Watch Johnson’s approach onto the par-4 4th hole. This was the best shot of the day.
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