Xander Schauffele had a 6-under 64 for the best opening round at East Lake by two shots. It was only worth a share of the lead Thursday in a Tour Championship where 30 players were given a head start based on their position in the FedEx Cup.
Justin Thomas, who started at 10-under par and a two-shot lead as the No. 1 seed in the FedEx Cup, hit pitching wedge into the water for double bogey and twice missed 3-foot putts in his round of 70. Instead of being six shots behind, he goes into the second round tied.
Brooks Koepka birdied three of his last four holes for a 67 and joined them at 10-under par.
The score to par is all that matters in deciding who wins the FedEx Cup and the $15 million prize.
Annie Park leads CP Women's Open
Annie Park shot a 7-under 65 to take a one-stroke lead in the opening round of the CP Women's Open.Canadians Brooke Henderson, the defending champion, and Anne-Catherine Tanguay were one shot back along with top-ranked Jin Young Ko, Pajaree Anannarukarn and Nicole Broch Larsen.
Packers lose on 80-yard field
Daniel Carson kicked a 33-yard field goal with 8 seconds remaining, and Oakland earned a bizarre 22-21 preseason victory over Green Bay on a field that was shortened to 80 yards over concerns about player safety. End zones were marked by bright orange pylons at the 10-yard lines and there were no kickoffs. The field was reconfigured because of concerns about the areas where the goal posts for the CFL's Winnipeg franchise are usually located.
Before warmups, game officials and staff from both clubs were on the field examining the patches of turf that covered the spots where the goal posts for 110-yard CFL games were removed. The goal posts were moved from spots that would have been inside the NFL end zones.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur decided to sit 33 players, including star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Oakland didn't play starters, including quarterback Derek Carr and receiver Antonio Brown.
Louisiana to face Hawaii
Reece Roussel went 4-for-4 with a grand slam as Louisiana defeated Virginia 10-0 in five innings to advance to the United States title game at the Little League World Series, where they will face Hawaii on Saturday. In the International League title game, Japan will face Curacao, who beat South Korea 5-3.
around the horn
Tennis: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will face each other in an opening-round matchup of the U.S. Open. The draws were conducted Thursday for the final major of the year, which starts Monday. On the men's side, a long-awaited Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal showdown could come only in the final.
Basketball: Kemba Walker scored 23 points to lead the U.S. national team over Australia 102-86.