Hadwin tied for fourth after first round of Mayakoba Golf Classic

PGA Tour: Matt Jones one back in Mexico

PGA Tour: Matt Jones one back in Mexico

Kuchar, who has gone more than four years since his last victory on the PGA Tour, missed only two fairways at El Camaleon and was bogey-free for his lowest opening round since a 64 in the 2017 Phoenix Open.

Hickok also played golf at the University of Texas and lived with Spieth in Dallas until a few months ago, when all the roommates had to find other arrangements as Spieth prepares for his marriage to Annie Verret.

Also at 65 were Bud Cauley as he returns from a vehicle accident at the Memorial in early June, and defending champion Patton Kizzire, who made back-to-back eagles on the par-5 fifth hole and by holing out on the par-4 sixth. He still keeps upbeat on and off the golf course, and decided while in Las Vegas (a tie for 57th) to play Mayakoba.

Gary Woodland and Bud Cauley are part of the large group of players a shot off the lead, while Fowler is a further shot back after mixing six birdies and a bogey in an opening-round 66. With his normal caddie already holding a scheduling conflict, Kuchar instead hired a local caddie to fill the void.

When Zach Johnson's caddie had to tap out of a round due to dehydration, his playing partner Matt Kuchar had quite the suggestion for a replacement.

"I knew she had caddied for me before and was friendly with Zach Johnson, and figured she would be good to handle it, and Zach would go easy on her", Kuchar said.

Sybi Kuchar proved to be a lucky omen for Johnson, too, as he hit an eagle at the seventh to rescue an even-par 71.

"I didn't talk too much to Damon, but you could tell it was heat fatigue, heat exhaustion", Kuchar later told reporters.

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