The Memorial Tournament Round 1 Recap: Ryan Moore opens early with 65, leads heading into Round 2

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The Memorial Tournament Round 1 Recap: Ryan Moore opens early with 65, leads heading into Round 2

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The Memorial Tournament Round 1 Recap: Ryan Moore opens early with 65, leads heading into Round 2

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Tiger Woods and reigning champion Bryson DeChambeau headline the field at the Memorial Tournament beginning Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

Woods and DeChambeau will tee off alongside Justin Rose for the first and second rounds as Jack Nicklaus hosts the invitational event featuring seven of the top 10 players in the world and 12 returning champions.

The group will tee off Thursday at 8:26 a.m. ET from the 10th tee.

Other featured groupings for the first two rounds is the pairing of Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy and the pairing of Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Matt Kuchar.

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6:30 p.m.: Ryan Moore held the lead after putting up a 65 early Thursday. He birdied five of his first holes and kept it straight all day, only missing one fairway. This is his 14th try at Muirfield Village and he leads Jordan Spieth by one.

5:45 p.m.: Phil Mickelson talked about dropping bombs – and a “bear” chested Bubba Watson before teeing off today. He’s using two drivers. The strategy appears to be working as Lefty is 3-under through 14 holes.

4:15 p.m.: Vaughn Taylor birdied No. 14 and is T-3 at 5 under.

3:52 p.m.: Vaughn Taylor birdied No. 12 and is now T-6 at 4 under. He has six holes left to play.

3:38 p.m.: Rickie Fowler finished the front nine 1 under after recording three birdie and two bogeys. He is T-28 headed to the 10th hole.

3:20 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama bogeyed No. 8 and falls to T-8.

3:08 p.m.: Vaughn Taylor finished the front nine 3 under with an eagle, two birdies and a bogey. He is T-8 as he approaches the ninth hole.

3 p.m.: Hideki Matsuyama made birdies on holes 3, 5, 6 and 7 to jump to T-6. He is 4 under through seven holes.

2:50 p.m.: Phil Mickelson is T-48 after making even par on his first six holes.

2:04 p.m.: Rickie Fowler birdied No. 2 and bogeyed No. 3 to T-34 at even par through three holes.

1:38 p.m.: Xander Schauffele finishes the first round T-8 at 3 under after shooting a 69.

1:15 p.m.: Gary Woodland finishes the first round 3-under 69 with a triple bogey, two bogeys and eight birdies.

1:06 p.m.: Martin Kaymer recorded three-straight birdies on holes 14-16 to T-5 at 4 under. Kaymer made par on 17 and is playing his final hole of the day.

12:55 p.m.: Jordan Spieth bogeyed the eighth hole to drop to second place at 6 under. He finished in solo second, one stroke behind Ryan Moore, after shooting a 66.

12:30 p.m.: Anirban Lahiri finishes T-3 with a 5-under 67.

12:25 p.m.: Gary Woodland made back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16 and jumped to T-5 at 4 under.

12:20 p.m.: Ryan Moore finishes the first round 7-under 65. Spieth, still tied for first, has three holes left to play.

12 p.m.: Bryson DeChambeau records his third bogey of the day on the fourth hole to sit T-34 at 1 over through 13 holes.

11:54 a.m.: Jordan Spieth eagled the fifth hole and is T-1 with Ryan Moore at 7 under. Spieth has four holes left to play in the first round.

11:50 a.m.: Scott Stallings birdied No. 17 to take second place at 6 under. Jordan Spieth falls to T-3 with Stallings’ seventh birdie of the day.

11:29 a.m.: Scott Stalling and Jordan Spieth are T-2 at 5 under after Stallings birdied No. 15 and Spieth birdied No. 3.

11:18 a.m.: Scott Stallings bogeyed the 14th hole and fell to T-2 with Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Jordan Spieth and Russell Knox at 4 under— three strokes behind Ryan Moore.

10:58 a.m.: Scott Stallings birdied the 13th hole and took solo second at 5 under, one shot behind Ryan Moore.

10:54 a.m.: Justin Rose bogeyed the 17th hole and is T-13 at 1 under.

10:41 a.m.: Jordan Spieth finishes his first nine 4 under with four birdies. He is T-2 at 4 under as he approaches the first hole.

10:30 a.m.: Ryan Moore birdied No. 11 to lead by two strokes at 6 under.

10:20 a.m.: After making birdies on five out of six holes, Gary Woodland triple bogeyed the par5 seventh hole and fell to T-8 at 2 under.

9:43 a.m.: Gary Woodland make his fourth-straight birdie on the sixth hole and is T-1 with Ryan Moore at 5 under. They are three strokes ahead of a nine-way tie for second.

9:34 a.m.: Jordan Spieth records a birdie on No. 14 to T-4 at 2 under.

9:35 a.m.: Reigning champion Bryson DeChambeau has two bogeys through four holes.

9:30 a.m.: Xander Schauffele and Justin Rose make par on their first three holes to each sit T-25 at even par.

9:20 a.m.: Ryan Moore is on a roll. He recorded his fourth-straight birdie— his fifth of the day— to take the lead at 5 under through seven holes. Moore is one stroke ahead of Gary Woodland who claimed solo second with a birdie on No. 5.

9 a.m.: Gary Woodland birdied No. 4— his second-straight birdie— and now sits T-2 with Kyoung-Hoon Lee at 3 under. Ryan Moore birdied No. 6 for his third-straight birdie and now sits alone in first.

8:52 a.m.: Rory McIlroy began his round with a birdie on No. 10. The World No. 4 is 1 under through one hole and T-6.

8:50 a.m.: World No. 8 Gary Woodland is T-3 after recording birdies on holes 1 and 3. He is 2 under through three holes.

8:45 a.m.: After Kyoung-Hoon Lee birdied No. 5, Ryan Moore followed to record his third birdie of the day on the fifth hole. Both Lee and Moore sit T-1 at 3 under.

8:28 a.m.: After birding his second hole, Ryan Moore birdied No. 4. He now sits at 2 under along with Kyoung-Hoon Lee.

8:05 a.m.: Kyoung-Hoon Lee birdies holes 2 and 3 to take the sole lead at 2 under.

7:55 a.m.: Danny Lee birdied his first hole and sits with four other golfers at 1 under, in first place.

7:20 a.m.: Play begins.

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Thursday

Golf Channel: 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. (featured groups)
PGA Tour Radio: Noon – 6:30 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)

Friday

Golf Channel: 2:30 – 6:30 p.m.
PGA Tour Live: 7:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. (featured groups)
PGA Tour Radio: Noon – 6:30 p.m. (XM 92/Sirius 208)

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