Australia’s Adam Scott produced a fine four-under first round at the $20m USD Wells Fargo Championships to sit two shots off leader Tommy Fleetwood.
Four players sit tied for second on five-under after the first round at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, including Xander Schauffele, with a host tied for sixth with Scott on four-under, including Patrick Cantlay.
Rory McIlroy, on his 34th birthday, is one shot further back in a group tied for 17th.
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But 42-year-old former world number one Scott can be well pleased with his recovery to shoot 67 after a wild start saw him go bogey-birdie-bogey on the opening three holes.
He found the greenside bunker on his approach on the first, while a wild drive into the rough cost him on the…