|-6 T Fleetwood (Eng); -5 KH Lee (Kor), T Moore (US), R Palmer (US), X Schauffele (US), Okay Streelman (US)|
|Chosen others: -4 P Cantlay (US), A Scott (Aus); -3 R McIlroy (NI), J Thomas (US); -2 M Fitzpatrick (Eng), T Hatton (Eng), S Energy (Ire); -1 H Corridor (Eng), M Wallace (Eng), C Tarren (Eng)|
Tommy Fleetwood leads the Wells Fargo Championship by one shot after carding an excellent six-under-par 65 in spherical one.
The Englishman concluded his bogey-free spherical with birdies on the seventeenth and 18th to steer a bunch of 5 that features Olympic champion Xander Schauffele.
Three-time winner Rory McIlroy, taking part in in his first occasion since lacking the lower finally month’s Masters, hit a 68 at Quail Hole on his thirty fourth birthday.
US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is a shot additional again on two beneath.
I really feel relaxed right here – McIlroy
The Northern Irishman stated earlier within the week that he withdrew from April’s RBC Heritage PGA Tour occasion, after his disappointment at Augusta Nationwide, for his “mental and emotional wellbeing”.
However after a spherical that includes 4 birdies and one bogey, the world quantity three stated: “I really feel relaxed right here. It is only a stage of consolation at this golf course and at this membership that I most likely haven’t got at another venue.
“I’ve performed right here so many instances I do know the place to overlook it. I missed a couple of greens however I did not really feel like I hit the ball that badly.
“It was simply very nice to be on the market once more – good to really feel like I performed effectively. I did not need to spend my birthday afternoon grinding on the vary.”
He began Thursday’s spherical on the tenth gap and birdied it earlier than selecting up additional photographs on the 14th and fourth.
His solely bogey got here after he drove out of bounds on the par-five seventh, however he recovered to complete with one other birdie on the ninth and finish on three beneath.