Tracker: Hanson leads HP Byron Nelson

Keegan Bradley during his course-record 60 at last year's HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour.

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The top of the field is loaded for Thursday's first round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship. Among the six players in the top seven of the FedEx Cup points standings playing this week: Jordan Spieth, the Texas product who contended at the Masters, and Jimmy Walker, the Baylor product who has won three times during this PGA Tour wraparound season. Oh, and there's Keegan Bradley, he of the course-record 60 last year.

Passing all those notables for the lead is Peter Hanson, looking for his first PGA Tour victory at age 36. He leads David Duval, Marc Leishman and Tim Wilkinson by a shot.

See complete second-round tee times right here.

Recap the first-round highlights from TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, right here – and scroll down for our previous PGA Tour coverage this week!

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Update No. 23: 8:09 p.m. EDT

Scottie Scheffler makes it three straight birdies at No. 7, then finishes with back-to-back pars for a 71 that has him T-68, six shots back of leader Peter Hanson.

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Update No. 22: 7:14 p.m. EDT

Amateur Scottie Scheffler birdies Nos. 5-6, moving to 2 over with three to play. The Dallas native and Texas Longhorns commit won last month's Junior Invitational at Sage Valley.

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Update No. 21: 6:57 p.m. EDT

Padraig Harrington ends his day with back-to-back birdies for a 2-under 68 that has him T-13 as he heads to the clubhouse. The three-time major winner has missed six cuts in 10 events this season and is looking for just his second finish of the season better than T-65 (T-27, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am).

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Update No. 20: 6:38 p.m. EDT

Case Cochran, son of Russ Cochran and a Texas A&M product, is here under perhaps the most unlikely of circumstances – a hole-in-one during a Monday-qualifying playoff completed Tuesday.

Alas, his luck has not carried over to Thursday, with four bogeys in five holes on the front nine. But a birdie at No. 15 gets him back to 5 over, perhaps giving a little momentum as he looks to make the cut.

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Update No. 19: 6:27 p.m. EDT

Let's check in on players here this week who started out ranked in the top 25 of the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings:

  • 1. Matt Kuchar: T-28, 1-under 69
  • 12. Jordan Spieth: T-42, even-par 70
  • 15. Gary Woodland: T-13, 2-under 68
  • 21. Charl Schwartzel: T-107, 3-over 73
  • 22. Harris English: T-67, 1-over 71
  • 23. Jason Dufner: T-42, even-par 70
  • 24. Keegan Bradley: T-42, even-par 70
  • 25. Graham DeLaet: T-13, 2-under 68

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Update No. 18: 6:02 p.m. EDT

Peter Hanson made five birdies on the front nine, but didn't have a birdie on the back nine until he made one, his sixth of the day, at the par-4 18th. Hanson stuck his approach shot at the 18th to about 3 feet and made the putt to wrap up a 5-under 65, the round of the day so far.

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Update No. 17: 5:43 p.m. EDT

David Duval closes with four birdies in five holes to wrap up a 4-under 66. He's now tied with Marc Leishman for the clubhouse lead at 4 under. It's Duval's best round of the season, a season that has included just three made cuts in seven starts.

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Update No. 16: 5:09 p.m. EDT

Peter Hanson makes his first bogey of the day, at the par-4 14th, and he drops to 4 under and back into a tie for the lead with clubhouse leader Marc Leishman.

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Update No. 15: 4:38 p.m. EDT

Keegan Bradley started his round with two bogeys in his first three holes. But since, he's bogey-free with three birdies, including birdies at Nos. 10 and 12, and is 1 under overall.

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Update No. 14: 4:15 p.m. EDT

Scottie Scheffler, a junior golfer who is signed to play at Texas this fall, is now even par through four holes, five shots back of leader Peter Hanson, who is through 11 holes.

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Update No. 13: 3:40 p.m. EDT

Peter Hanson makes the turn at 5 under and is the current leader by a shot over Marc Leishman, who is in the clubhouse after a 4-under 66.

Also, amateur Scottie Scheffler is even through two holes today.

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Update No. 12: 3:16 p.m. EDT

Peter Hanson birdies the par-5 seventh to join Marc Leishman in the lead at 3 under. Now, the Swede has a birdie putt from 12 feet coming up at the par-4 eighth.

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Update No. 11: 2:54 p.m. EDT

Marc Leishman's lead is still safe at 4 under, but Peter Hanson is already 3 under through six holes today.

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Update No. 10: 2:29 p.m. EDT

Here's a video from a youth clinic prior to this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship. The clinic included Jordan Spieth. Check it out!

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Update No. 9: 2:09 p.m. EDT

Last week's winner, Martin Kaymer, has started his round with pars at Nos. 1 and 2. Also at even par through two holes: Ryan Moore, Brandt Snedeker and FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker.

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Update No. 8: 1:46 p.m. EDT

Andrew Svoboda double-bogeys the par-4 14th to drop to 3 under. Svoboda's tee ball found the water left and his third shot ended up in the right rough. He couldn't get up-and-down for bogey, either.

Mrac Leishman, who shot 4-under 66 today, is the solo and clubhouse leader.

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Update No. 7: 1:35 p.m. EDT

Here's a mid-round video to take a look at – the top 10 shots in the history of the Byron Nelson Championship as chosen by PGATour.com.

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Update No. 6: 1:32 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth's birdie at the par-4 ninth gives him an opening-round, even-par 70.

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Update No. 5: 1:25 p.m. EDT

Andrew Svoboda birdies the par-3 13th, his second birdie on a par 3 today, to move into sole possession of the lead at 5 under.

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Update No. 4: 1:02 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth lays up at the par-5 seventh before sticking his third shot to about 3 feet. He makes the birdie putt to move back to 1 over, now through 16 holes.

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Update No. 3: 12:52 p.m. EDT

A tap-in birdie at the par-5 16th moves Marc Leishman to 4 under, where he shares the lead with Andrew Svoboda. The Australian started the season with two top 5s in his first four starts, but hasn't finished better than T-23 in eight starts since – and that T-23 finish came last week at The Players.

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Update No. 2: 12:40 p.m. EDT

Jordan Spieth, who is coming off a T-4 showing at The Players, is 2 over through 15 holes today. The former Texas Longhorns standout birdied the par-4 10th to begin his day but has notched 12 pars, a bogey and a double bogey since.

The 20-year-old Spieth has never missed the cut in three previous starts at the Byron Nelson. He tied for 16th back in 2010.

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Update No. 1: 12:26 p.m. EDT

With the morning groups just starting to finish, there's already a logjam atop the leaderboard. Six players, including Louis Oosthuizen, Marc Leishman and John Huh are tied for the lead at 3 under. Tim Herron, also a co-leader at 3 under, is through 17 holes today.

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Previous coverage

• Spieth on next-big-thing talk: 'I don't even hear it'

About a month apart this spring, 20-year-old Jordan Spieth led the Masters and The Players during the final rounds. It follows that he was asked Wednesday at the HP Byron Nelson Championship if he considered talk of his being golf’s “next big thing” as a burden or compliment. Demonstrating maturity beyond his years and being consistent with past behavior, Spieth again showed he thinks it’s important to block out external factors. This will serve him well if he stays the course. “I don’t even hear it,” he said. “I don’t view it as either one.

Stefani regains exempt status, pays it forward

Awarding sponsor exemptions is a borderline impossible task given how many quality players are seeking them. Unfortunately, tournament directors receive far too much scrutiny, especially because the critics rarely know all the reasons that go into the picks. So it’s always nice to highlight the picks that deserve special praise. Go back a few weeks to when Steve Timms, tournament director of the Shell Houston Open, assigned one of his exemptions to Shawn Stefani.

Notes: Knox's dream; McIlroy's zone; more

Back in 2004, Scotsman Russell Knox was playing competitively for Jacksonville University when he made it out to watch The Players Championship. His dream came true when he made his debut at the Stadium Course last week in front of a healthy number of friends and former college teammates. Plus: Among the statistical insight from TPC Sawgrass is where Rory McIlroy found his comfort zone.

Often in position to win, Spieth keeps learning

If it’s all about learning, gaining experience, and getting a feel for what it takes to win, consider this 2013-14 season to be a smashing success already for Jordan Spieth. He played in the final group Sunday for the fourth time in 2013-14. While he hasn’t won, only the strictest of markers would give him poor grades.

Bradley tops experts' picks for Byron Nelson

After last year's course-record 60 and a win in 2011, it makes sense that Keegan Bradley is among the favorites for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour. See our experts' picks for the week at TPC Four Seasons.

Fun with numbers: A look at Tour winners, Golfweek rankings

Martin Kaymer won the Players Championship Sunday to move to 28th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

He had entered the week 61st in the OWGR, but was 30th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings before winning at TPC Sawgrass – Kaymer is now ranked 28th by Golfweek. It is the 14th time in 20 PGA Tour events in 2014 that the winner had been ranked higher in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings than in the OWGR to start the week.

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