AVONDALE, La. (AP) — The tandem of Jordan Spieth and Ryan Palmer share the first-round lead at the PGA's Zurich Classic, the PGA's first official team event in 36 years.

Spieth and Palmer opened with a 6-under 66 in the alternate shot format, leaving them tied with 18-year-old Ryan Ruffels and Kyle Stanley.

Nick Watney sank a 60-foot eagle putt from well off the green at the par-5 18th, putting him and partner Charley Hoffman among four teams at 67.


Hur leads

IRVING, Texas (AP) — M.J. Hur had a bogey-free 65 to grab the first-round lead at the North Texas LPGA Shootout.

Ariya Jutanugarn and Michelle Wie were a stroke back along with Katherine Kirk, Jennifer Song, Sung Hyun Park, Sandra Changkija and Marina Alex.

Lexi Thompson opened with a 69 in her first LPGA Tour round since a rules violation cost her a likely victory in the first major tournament of the year.