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Jason Day makes strong start to title defence

England’s Matt Wallace birdied five of the first six holes on his way to grabbing the lead in Thursday’s weather-hit first round of the PGA Tour CJ Cup Byron Nelson tournament.

The 34-year-old from London fired a bogey-free eight-under-par 63 at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas, for a one-stroke lead over a group of seven players when darkness halted play with a handful of players still to finish.

Australia’s Jason Day, the defending champion of the $1.71m crown (AUD$2.6m), opened on 66.

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“I feel like my game suits it pretty nice around this course,” Day said. “I think overall the average winning score is 22-under around here. You kind of have to shoot 5-, 6- a day, somewhere in that region. So it’s good. Kind of on par right now.”

He added that…

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