Defending champion Brooks Koepka has matched his career best with an 8-under 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Rickie Fowler and Brendan Todd in the first round of the FedEx St. Jude Invitational.

Koepka had nine birdies and a bogey on a windy day at TPC Southwind in the World Golf Championship event.

The round comes a week after he missed the cut in Minnesota in the 3M Open.

Sung Kang shot 65.

Justin Thomas fired a 66 and was tied with Matt Kuchar, Chez Reavie and Max Homa.

Thomas can reclaim the No. 1 ranking with a victory this weekend.


with files from Associated Press

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