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Multiple reports said that US major winners Patrick Reed and Bryson DeChambeau will join LIV Golf next month for its first US event
Justin Thomas beat Will Zalatoris by one stroke in a three-hole aggregate playoff after a heartbreaking 72nd-hole collapse by Chile's Mito Pereira.
Woods has downplayed expectations for the event at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida, saying he's playing "as a dad" as he continues to consider how he might fashion a return to tournament golf proper.
Cantlay, who led by four strokes through 10 holes, survived a rough patch that featured three bogeys in six holes on the back nine, carding a three-under-par 67 at East Lake in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tokyo Olympics 2020: Solid start by Anirban Lahiri as top golf stars Justin Thomas, Hideki Matsuyama trail
Lahiri shrugged off a bogey start on first by later sinking some huge putts. Two of his birdies on ninth and 15th came from 28 feet.
For Rio de Janeiro, the top four players in the world stayed home. For Tokyo, there wasn't even room for for Nos 7, 8 and 9 — Cantlay, Brooks Koepka and Patrick Reed.
US Open Golf 2021: Richard Bland, Russell Henley share lead with Louis Oosthuizen, Matthew Wolff one back
Bland had a 4-under 67 and walked off Torrey Pines with his name atop the leaderboard in only his fourth major. His first one was 23 years ago.
The 33-year-old Indian, who has now been on the PGA Tour since 2016, has yet to make his breakthrough and has now hit a rough patch in 2021.
Dustin Johnson became the first world No 1 since Greg Norman in 1997 to miss the cut at back-to-back majors.
He led by two shots over a half-dozen players. That group included Brooks Koepka, who started his day with a double bogey and stayed largely out of trouble the rest of the way; and Cameron Davis, who overcame a triple bogey on the sixth hole.
The resort's Ocean Course will be the longest venue in major golf history at 7,876 yards, 135 more than the mark set by Erin Hills when it hosted the 2017 US Open.
Play was halted for 78 minutes by a fast-moving line of thunderstorms, transforming a course that was playing as tough as anybody could remember before getting its first dousing of the week.
Struggling to make the cut to the low 50 and ties after opening 76s were reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, who struggled to his worst opening round at the Masters.
Five months after Dustin Johnson shattered the course record with a 20-under par 268 in rain-softened conditons, the Masters is back in its typical April setting and serving up lightning-fast greens with firm fairways to roll balls into danger.
Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas are the golfers to watch out for at The Masters
It will be 144 days from when Tiger Woods helped Johnson into his green jacket until Johnson tees off in the opening round in his bid to join Woods, Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus as the only repeat winners at Augusta.
MacIntyre, who trailed for most of the front nine at Austin Country Club and led for most of the back nine, walked away with a mixture of satisfaction and disappointment.
WGC Match Play: An opening day of emotions and a few surprises as Rory McIlroy suffers worst loss in 10 years
It was McIlroy's biggest loss in Match Play since Ben Crane beat him, 8 and 7, in the second round of 2011
Thomas took on every shot in The Players Championship, right down to the 5-wood that rode the edge of the lake down the left side of the 18th fairway, and closed with a 4-under 68 for a one-shot victory over Lee Westwood.
It was the first time the same two players were in the final group in consecutive PGA Tour events in more than 14 years