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Rampant Rahm takes first-round lead at WGC-St. Jude Invitational

Rampant Rahm takes first-round lead at WGC-St. Jude Invitational
FILE PHOTO: Jul 25, 2019; Memphis, TN, USA; Jon Rahm hits his tee shot on the seventh hole during the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament at TPC Southwind. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports -
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(Reuters) – Spaniard Jon Rahm enjoyed a dream day with the putter and charged into the lead with an eight-under-par 62 in the first round of the WGC-St. Jude Classic in Memphis on Thursday.

Rahm sank a bunch of medium-length putts in the 15-to-20-foot range, notching eight birdies at TPC Southwind, where he got up-and-down from 60 yards at his final hole to keep his card bogey-free.

He enjoyed a three-shot lead over a large group including Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama and American Bubba Watson.

An elite 63-man field is contesting the World Golf Championships event, which has replaced the old regular full-field PGA Tour event held on the same course until last year.

Tiger Woods and British Open champion Shane Lowry are among a handful of eligible players skipping the tournament.

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Toby Davis)

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