Rory McIlroy tied with Joel Dahmen after the first round

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy started his journey for a third Wells Fargo Title with a five-under 66 to share the primary day lead with American Joel Dahmen.

Northern Ireland’s reality number four birdied six of his last nine holes at Quail Empty in North Carolina.

Scotsman Martin Laird, an early starter from the tenth, checked six birdies and offers the second spot.

World number two Justin Rose holed a 41-foot birdie putt on the opening green and restored a one-under 70.

McIlroy, who turns 30 on Saturday, battled off the tee in the initial segment of his round, finding the water at the seventh to drop his solitary shot of the day.

Be that as it may, he played some radiant shots on the back nine, including a methodology from the unpleasant to inside a foot of the banner for a birdie at the eleventh.

At the 493-yard standard four sixteenth, the beginning of the scandalous “Green Mile” shutting three-gap extend, a mammoth drive down the focal point of the fairway was trailed by a wedge to five feet, prompting a third progressive birdie and the out and out the lead.

He at that point dispatched a drive 366 yards at the last and a wedge from 135 yards gave him another birdie shot, however, the six-foot putt slid to one side.

World number 125 Dahmen joined McIlroy at the highest point of the leaderboard subsequent to making a birdie at the last.

The 31-year-old, yet to win on the PGA Visit, posted an intruder free round.

Guarding champion Jason Day is two shots off the lead subsequent to blending five birdies with two dropped shots.

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