Wells Fargo Championship Round 1 Live blog: Rory McIlroy shares lead

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Wells Fargo Championship Round 1 Live blog: Rory McIlroy shares lead

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Wells Fargo Championship Round 1 Live blog: Rory McIlroy shares lead

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Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose and defending champion Jason Day are among the golfers who begin play Thursday at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C.

The Thursday afternoon featured groupings featured Webb Simpson, Rose and Fowler, and Tony Finau, Sergio Garcia and McIlroy.

UPDATED: Golfweek/Sagarin rankings

Follow our live blog right here all day:

Updates:

6 p.m.: Rory McIlroy shot 5-under 31 on the back nine to take the solo lead at 5 under in Round 1. Large group behind him, including Patrick Reed, at 4 under and a few players still on the course, but it’s McIlroy alone in front for now.

2:40 p.m.: Two of the four players currently tied for the lead, Nick Taylor and Martin Laird, finished T-9 playing together at the Zurich Classic last week.

1:30 p.m.: Phil Mickelson was one of about 40 golfers who finished at even-par 71 after the first round.

12:20 p.m.: Patrick Reed, Martin Laird and Adam Schenk share the early-clubhouse lead at 4-under after each golfer shot a 67 in morning play at Quail Hollow Club. Reed’s round was bogey free.

11:58 a.m.: Defending champion Jason Day missed out on his opportunity to join the early leaders with a bogey on No. 18. His approach on the 449-yard, par-4 sailed wide into the rough off the green. He shot a 68 on the round.

Round 1 Wells Fargo Tee Times

1st Tee

Tee Time
Pairing
7 a.m. David Hearn, Ollie Schniederjans, Seamus Power
7:10 a.m.
Michael Thompson, Josh Teater, Denny McCarthy
7:20 a.m. J.J. Henry, Sam Burns, Roger Sloan
7:30 a.m.
Russell Henley, Hudson Swafford, Smylie Kaufman
7:40 a.m. Brice Garnett, Chris Stroud, Jonas Blixt
7:50 a.m.
Cameron Champ, Brendan Steele, Kyle Stanley
8 a.m. Keegan Bradley, Cody Gribble, Trey Mullinax
8:10 a.m. Padraig Harrington, Will MacKenzie, Brandon Harkins
8:20 a.m. Freddie Jacobson, Derek Fathauer, Tyler Duncan
8:30 a.m.
Sung Kang, Chad Collins, Hank Lebioda
8:40 a.m. Nicholas Lindheim, Julián Etulain,  Tom Lovelady
8:50 a.m. Ben Silverman, Curtis Luck, Doc Redman
9 a.m. Kramer Hickok, Sepp Straka, Mathew Goggin
12:10 p.m. Matt Every, Johnson Wagner, Sungjae Im
12:20 p.m. Fabián Gómez, Byeong Hun An, Alex Prugh
12:30 p.m. Jonathan Byrd, Cameron Tringale, Wyndham Clark
12:40 p.m. Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Webb Simpson
12:50 a.m. Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Tony Finau
1:00 p.m.
J.B. Holmes, Charles Howell III, Jhonattan Vegas
1:10 p.m. Henrik Stenson, Mackenzie Hughes, Jimmy Walker
1:20 p.m. Bill Haas, Lucas Glover, Joel Dahmen
1:30 p.m. Robert Streb, Stefani Houston, Whee Kim
1:40 p.m. Kelly Kraft, Scott Langley, Richy Werenski
1:50 p.m. Martin Piller, Sebastián Muñoz, Matthew Short
2 p.m. Wes Roach, Seth Reeves, Nathan Stamey
2:10 p.m. Max Homa, Jim Knous, Alvaro Ortiz

10th Tee

Tee Time
Pairing
7 a.m. Ryan Blaum, J.T. Poston, Brandon Hagy
7:10 a.m.
Sangmoon Bae, Jason Kokrak, Adam Schenk
7:20 a.m. Martin Laird, Scott Brown, Rory Sabbatini
7:30 a.m.
Paul Casey, Patrick Reed, Hideki Matsuyama
7:40 a.m. Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Harold Varner III
7:50 a.m.
Gary Woodland, Brian Harman, Zach Johnson
8 a.m. Keith Mitchell, Pat Perez, Danny Willett
8:10 a.m. John Senden, Bud Cauley, Joaquin Niemann
8:20 a.m. Nick Taylor, Matt Jones, Sam Saunders
8:30 a.m.
Peter Malnati, Colt Knost, Dominic Bozzelli
8:40 a.m. Nate Lashley, Chase Wright, Chip McDaniel
8:50 a.m. Stephan Jaeger, Zack Sucher, Chris Thompson
9 a.m. Joey Garber, Kyle Jones, Broc Everett
12:10 p.m. Ben Crane, Brendon Todd, Scott Stallings
12:20 p.m. Billy Hurley III, Tom Hoge, Carlos Ortiz
12:30 p.m. Ernie Els, Anirban Lahiri, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
12:40 p.m. Adam Long, Jason Dufner, Jim Herman
12:50 a.m. Aaron Wise, Daniel Berger, Rod Pampling
1:00 p.m.
Ted Potter, Jr., Ryan Armour, Adam Hadwin
1:10 p.m. Martin Trainer, Chesson Hadley, Chez Reavie
1:20 p.m. Danny Lee, Nick Watney, Peter Uihlein
1:30 p.m. Kevin Streelman, Harris English, Beau Hossler
1:40 p.m. Vaughn Taylor, Roberto Castro, Luke List
1:50 p.m. Roberto Díaz, Cameron Davis, Anders Albertson
2 p.m. Dylan Frittelli, Brady Schnell, John Chin
2:10 p.m. Adam Svensson, José de Jesús Rodríguez, Steve Scott

Round 1 TV, Streaming Info

Thursday

Golf Channel: 2-6 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
PGA Tour Radio: 12 – 6 p.m. (Sirius 208/XM 92)

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