Leishman Goes Really Low At Byron Nelson

Dallas TX USA Marc Leishman plays his shot from the 18th tee during the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournamen

Jimmy Walker played one of the most remarkable shots of his career on the opening day of the AT&T Byron Nelson as he came close to an improbable eagle at the final hole.

He began with a laser 218m approach to within a metre on the par-five first to set up an eagle and didn't let up, carving up the three "long holes" to the tune of five under par, including another 3m putt for eagle on the 14th.

"It was about as easy tee to green as I've ever seen this place", Spieth said.

Walker continued his good form from TPC Sawgrass last week as he raced to the turn in 31 and picked up further shots at 14 and 16 to get to seven under for the day, but he looked likely to card his only bogey at the 18th after a poor drive.

Leishman, whose previous TOUR low was 62, acknowledged it was one of his best rounds but couldn't match the 64 he shot in the third round of the 2015 Open Championship. "The fairways are generous, but if you're off them, you're in trouble", Leishman said. PHOTO: Tom Pennington/Getty Images.

Fellow Australian Adam Scott fired a four-under par 67 as he bids to make the field for the US Open.

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Scott's round was matched by Matt Jones and Cameron Percy.

The Byron Nelson is being staged at its new home - Trinity Forest - for the first time after bidding farewell to the Four Seasons Resort and Club.

On the 315-yard par-4 fifth, Randolph had a bogey after hitting the green in 3 and two putting, moving Randolph to 1 over for the round. "That wasn't a lower score, but it was a better round under the circumstances", he said.

Spaun, who started on the 10th, made six birdies over a stunning seven-hole stretch of his back nine to sit with Walker one clear of a pack of eight that included Mexico's Abraham Ancer and Americans Sam Saunders and Jonathan Byrd.

A three-time major victor, Spieth - who was tied for 41st at The Players Championship - had three birdies and a bogey on a steady day, when Leishman sizzled.

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