Tracker: Palmer shoots 62, leads at Colonial

Ryan Palmer during the first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational.

Ryan Palmer is a member at Colonial and Thursday he used that to his advantage.

Palmer carded an 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead at the Crowne Plaza Invitational. He leads John Rollins by one shot.

Morgan Hoffmann, David Hearn and Graham DeLaet are another shot back at 6 under while Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth are among those at 5 under.

The defending champion, Zach Johnson, shot 1 under, as did last week's winner, Sang-Moon Bae.

See how it all unfolded Thursday at Colonial:

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Update No. 26: 5:58 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth just missed an 18-footer for birdie at No. 9, but he saves par to finish off a 5-under 65.

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Update No. 25: 5:38 p.m. EDT

Five birdies on his back nine helps John Rollins card a 7-under 63. That's good for solo second right now.

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Update No. 24: 5:23 p.m. EDT

Graham DeLaet has three top 10s on the PGA Tour this season, including a T-10 showing last week at the Byron Nelson Championship. He's gotten off to a good start this week, shooting 6-under 64 in the first round at Colonial. He's two shots back of leader Ryan Palmer.

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Update No. 23: 4:49 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth has moved to 5 under. He's 14 holes into his round after starting on tee No. 10. Spieth is making his 11th PGA Tour start this season as he tries to solidify full status for next season.

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Update No. 22: 4:17 p.m. EDT

A birdie at No. 11 gives Rickie Fowler three straight and now he's in red numbers at 1 under.

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Update No. 21: 4:08 p.m. EDT

Graham DeLaet is now 6 under through 12 holes. He's just two shots off the lead.

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Update No. 20: 4:06 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth is 4 under through 11 holes. Also at 4 under is John Rollins, whose best finish this year on the PGA Tour is T-16, which he's done three times this year.

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Update No. 19: 3:46 p.m. EDT

Rickie Fowler just sank a 12-footer for birdie at No. 9 to make the turn at 1 over.

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Update No. 18: 3:37 p.m. EDT

Coming off a birdie at the par-3 eighth, Charl Schwartzel drove it right behind a tree at the par-4 ninth. He contemplated just pitching it out or going for the green for a good while before deciding on the latter. With the tree between him and the green, Schwartzel went for it and missed long and right. It was, however, an impressive shot, even though he ended up with bogey to drop back to 1 over.

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Update No. 17: 3:05 p.m. EDT

David Hearn is 5 under through 10 holes. He has made just one top-10 finish this year and that came at the Puerto Rico Open.

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Update No. 16: 2:46 p.m. EDT

Here's some more notable rounds from the morning waves: Tommy Gainey shot 65, Marc Leishman continued his solid recent play by shooting 66 and Jason Dufner opened with a 67.

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Update No. 15: 2:23 p.m. EDT

Most of the morning groups are finished. Ryan Palmer has a two-shot lead after shooting 8-under 62. Of those out on the course this afternoon, Graham DeLaet is standing out early. DeLaet is 3 under through five holes.

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Update No. 14: 2:07 p.m. EDT

Ryan Palmer, who is a member at Colonial, birdies his final hole, the par-4 ninth, to card an 8-under 62. That score ties his best round of the season. He also shot 62 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Also, Morgan Hoffmann is solo second at 6 under after a birdie at No. 17.

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Update No. 13: 1:44 p.m. EDT

Ryan Palmer picks up another shot with a birdie at the par-4 seventh. He's 7 under and has a two-shot lead on the field with two holes left in his first round.

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Update No. 12: 1:25 p.m. EDT

Ryan Palmer takes the lead at 6 under after a birdie at the par-4 sixth hole. He started on the back nine and birdied four consecutive holes (Nos. 14-17) to jumpstart his round. Palmer finished T-33 last week at the Byron Nelson Championship, a week after finishing T-5 at the Players Championship.

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Update No. 11: 1:19 p.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar's 5-under 65 puts him in a five-way tie for the lead with Daniel Summerhays, Ryan Palmer, Matt Every and Morgan Hoffmann, who finished T-5 at last week's Byron Nelson Championship.

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Update No. 10: 12:55 p.m. EDT

Last year's champion, Zach Johnson, just wrapped up a 1-under 69 to open his tournament.

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Update No. 9: 12:26 p.m. EDT

Matt Every and Daniel Summerhays each shoot opening-round 5-under 65s. They share the lead with Brendon de Jonge, Ryan Palmer and Matt Kuchar.

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Update No. 8: 12:09 p.m. EDT

A double bogey at the par-4 14th drops Carl Pettersson back to 4 under. Ryan Palmer, Matt Every and Brendon de Jonge now share the top spot at 5 under.

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Update No. 7: 12:07 p.m. EDT

Steven Fox, who just recently competed in his final collegiate tournament at the NCAA Columbus Regional, is looking to make the first PGA Tour cut. He's missed the cut in each of his first three Tour events, but is 1 under as he makes the turn today in Fort Worth.

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Update No. 6: 12:02 p.m. EDT

After qualifying for the Open Championship earlier this week, Bud Cauley is playing well early at the Crowne Plaza. He just birdied the par-4 15th to help further shake off an early double bogey at the par-4 second and move to 2 under.

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Update No. 5: 11:50 a.m. EDT

Carl Pettersson picks up another shot with a birdie at the par-3 13th to move to 6 under. He leads Matt Every, Matt Kuchar and Brendon de Jonge by a shot.

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Update No. 4: 11:25 a.m. EDT

Carl Pettersson has grabbed back sole possession, moving to 5 under through 11 holes.

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Update No. 3: 10:44 a.m. EDT

Matt Every has joined Pettersson in the lead at 4 under. Every has four birdies and no bogeys through 11 holes today after starting on the back nine.

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Update No. 2: 10:21 a.m. EDT

Matt Kuchar is 2 under through six holes. He's looking for his first top 10 since the Masters (T-8). In three tournaments since Augusta, Kuchar has failed to finish better than T-33, although he has made all three cuts.

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Update No. 1: 10:11 a.m. EDT

Carl Pettersson has jumped out to the early lead. He's 4 under through six holes. He's looking for not only his first victory of the season, but also his second top-10 finish. He was eighth at the season-opening Hyundai Tournament of Champions, but since then hasn't finished better than T-17, which came with a Round-of-32 loss at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

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