Hughes shoots 60, McIlroy makes strong start at Travelers Championship

Mackenzie Hughes carded a outstanding ten-underneath sixty to lead the Vacationers Championship as Rory McIlroy manufactured a solid start out.

Hughes holed ten birdies in the first spherical at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut to open up a 3-stroke lead on Thursday.

The Canadian, who has struggled because returning from the coronavirus-enforced crack, manufactured six birdies on his first 9 holes just before choosing up pictures at the next, sixth, seventh and eighth holes.

Hughes is 3 pictures distinct of entire world No. 1 McIlroy, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland.

McIlroy combined an eagle and six birdies with just a solitary bogey to start out with a 7-underneath sixty three.

While Hughes is very well distinct, the rest of the leaderboard is congested, with yet another six players a shot even further back again in a tie for fifth.

Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Michael Thompson, Tyler Duncan, Noh Seung-yul and Louis Oosthuizen opened with 64s.

Jordan Spieth manufactured a stable start out with a 3-underneath 67, to be along with Jason Working day and Justin Rose among the other folks.

Spieth, winless because 2017, was 4 underneath through 9 holes just before a combined back again 9, which incorporated bogeys at ten and eighteen.

Also in a tie for 33rd is Abraham Ancer, who made the shot of the day with a hole-in-just one at the 16th.

Meanwhile, former entire world No. 1 Dustin Johnson opened with a first-spherical 69, two pictures superior off than countryman Justin Thomas.