Five Birdies For Lowry In Strong Opening Round On PGA Tour

He lies six shots off the overnight leader.

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell both carded 2 under par rounds of 68 on day one of the WGC St Jude Invitational in Memphis, but Rory McIlroy slumped to a 3 over par round of 73.

That round of 68, including five birdies and a double bogey on the par 3 11th hole,  leaves Lowry in a tie for 15th. 

The Open Champion will start his second round around 5:30 this evening alongside Dustin Johnson and Tyrell Hatton. 

The lead of held on 8 under par by American Brooks Koepka. 

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