How it happened: Brian Davis fires 65

Brian Davis watches his drive down the ninth fairway during the first round of the RBC Heritage.

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Brian Davis fired a first-round, 6-under 65 at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Thursday for a one-shot lead over Kevin Streelman and Charley Hoffman.

Australian's Jason Day and Marc Leishman picked up where they left off last week at the Masters by shooting bogey-free rounds of 4-under 67, two shots back of Davis.

Defending champion Carl Petterson shot 3-under 68.

See how Thursday's first round unfolded:

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Update #26: 6:08 p.m.

Justin Bolli eagled the par-5 15th to get to 3 under. Bolli's best finish on the PGA Tour is Puerto Rico Open where he finished tied for fourth. He stands 151st on the FedEx Cup money list.

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Update #25: 5:51 p.m.

Charley Hoffman dropped a shot on No 17. He's now at 5 under, one shot off the lead.

Tag Ridings does not have a birdie on the scorecard today. And actually he only has seven pars through 17 holes. His scorecard is very colorful with eight bogeys and two double bogeys.

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Update #24: 5:32 p.m.

Kevin Streelman posted a 5-under 66, one back of the leaders Brian Davis and Charley Hoffman. Streelman's round consisted of 6 birdies and one bogey. Streelman shot rounds of 76-77 at the Masters last week to miss the cut by five.

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Update #23: 5:11 p.m.

Webb Simpson and Hunter Mahan are in the group of players at 3 under at Harbour Town. Both Simpson and Mahan missed the cut last week at the Masters. Simpson shot rounds of 73-76, while Mahan shot 76-82.

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Update #22: 4:52 p.m.

Charles Howell III has some work to do if he hopes to stick around for the weekend, going 4 over through 12 holes. Howell is currently ninth in the FedEx Cup standings while earning nearly $1.4 million. He has four top-10s this season, including a playoff loss at the Humana Challenge.

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Update #21: 4:45 p.m.

With his sixth birdie of the day, Charley Hoffman jumps into a share of the lead with Brian Davis. Hoffman is coming off his best performance of the year, a T-3 finish at the Valero Texas Open.

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Update #20: 4:10 p.m.

Tag Ridings is struggling mightily at Harbour Town Thursday, picking up five bogeys and two doubles through 11 holes and is now dead last in the field at 9 over.

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Update #19: 4 p.m.

Kevin Streelman is also bogey-free today, picking up his fifth birdie of the day at the par-4 3rd hole to move to 5 under, one off the lead. Streelman won the Tampa Bay Championship last month and is eighth in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Update #18: 3:50 p.m.

Charley Hoffman picks up back-to-back birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 to move to 5 under. Hoffman is bogey-free thus far today and is one shot back of leader Brian Davis.

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Update #17: 3:43 p.m.

Some bigger names are currently on the wrong side of the leaderboard, with Vijay Singh at 2 over through 10 holes, Sony Open winner Russell Henley at 3 over through 10 holes, while Brandt Snedeker is already in the clubhouse with a 2-over 73.

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Update #16: 3:32 p.m.

Luke Donald has made the turn at 2 under, picking up a pair of birdies at Nos. 2 and 7. Donald has played only five PGA Tour events this season, with his best finish a T-4 at Tampa Bay. He was T-25 at the Masters.

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Update #15: 3:17 p.m.

Matt Every has started hot on Thursday, picking up four birdies through seven holes to move to 4 under, two back of Brian Davis, who is in the clubhouse with a 6-under 65. A year after six top-10s on Tour, Every has only one under his belt in 2013.

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Update #14: 2:46 p.m.

Tim Clark, who was paired with Tiger Woods on Sunday at Augusta National, is 3 under through seven holes and three shots off the lead. Clark has enjoyed a solid season thus far, making six of nine cuts, earning just over $1 million and sitting at 25th in the FedEx Cup standings.

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Update #13: 2:11 p.m.

While there are low scores being shot on Thursday, on the other end of that spectrum is Sean O'Hair, who fires an 8-over 79 to sit in dead last currently. Bud Cauley isn't much better, posting a 7-over 78.

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Update #12: 1:52 p.m.

Will Claxton has jumped out of the gates quickly on Thursday, picking up four birdies through eight holes to move to 4 under, two off the lead. Claxton has made only two cuts this season (in 10 tries).

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Update #11: 1:41 p.m.

Brian Davis finishes his scorching round with a par and cards a 6-under 65 and is two shots clear of the field. Of his eight birdies, only one came on a par 5.

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Update #10: 1:34 p.m.

Tommy Gainey, who has missed nine cuts this season, opened the Heritage with a 1-under 70, his lowest score since a second-round 70 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February.

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Update #9: 1:24 p.m.

Brian Davis is on fire currently, picking up his eighth birdie over his last 13 holes to move to 6 under with one hole remaining -- the difficult 18th.

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Update #8: 1:11 p.m.

After three bogeys on his opening nine (he started on No. 10), defending champ Carl Pettersson fights back to fire a 3-under 68 and sit two off the current lead. He had seven birdies and four bogeys on the round.

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Update #7: 12:59 p.m.

Jason Day and Marc Leishman are picking up where they left off at Augusta, posting 4-under 67s to sit a shot behind current leader Brian Davis, who is 5 under through 15 holes.

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Update #6: 12:21 p.m.

Looks like a Masters hangover is imminent for Brandt Snedeker. He got off to a good start with a birdie on No. 11, as he started on the back nine. But with four bogeys over a five hole stretch, he's 2 over on the day through 16.

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Update #5: 12:14 p.m.

Bud Cauley had a rough go round today, especially on No. 18. He was 3-over through 17 holes, which included four bogeys and one birdie, but when he got to 18, he quadruple-bogeyed. Cauley finished the day at 7-over 78.

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Update #4: 12:07 p.m.

Jason Day has reached 4 under par after making a birdies on Nos. 5-6. With three holes remaining, Day has a clean scorecard so far at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Bo Van Pelt and Pat Perez are in the leaders in the clubhouse with scores of 3-under 68.

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Update #3: 11:46 a.m.

Brian Davis, of England, has taken the lead. He birdied Nos. 5-7, parred No. 8 and birdied Nos. 9-11 for a one-shot lead over Ted Potter, Jr. Davis sits at 5 under.

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Update #2: 10:33 a.m.

Jason Day is 2 under through nine holes, only four days after holding the lead at Augusta National with three holes to play. Day is three shots back of Pat Perez.

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Update #1: 10:15 a.m.

Pat Perez has birdied seven of his first 11 holes at Harbour Town Golf Links, only picking up bogey on the par-5 15th.

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