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Last Updated: 08/11/18 10:46pm

Matt Kuchar grabbed a share of the early lead at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, as Rickie Fowler also made a strong start.

Kuchar posted a blemish-free 64 on a day of low scoring in Mexico, leaving the Ryder Cup vice-captain alongside Kramer Hickok and Dominic Bozzelli tied at the top on seven under.

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.

Woodland has posted five consecutive top-12 finishes on the PGA Tour Woodland has posted five consecutive top-12 finishes on the PGA Tour

Woodland has posted five consecutive top-12 finishes on the PGA Tour

Beginning on the back nine, Kuchar made a two-putt gain at the par-five 13th and picked up back-to-back birdies from the 16th before adding four birdies in a five-hole stretch from the second.

Hicock also made a bogey-free start to the week, while Bozzelli birdied four of his last six holes to join the American pair on seven under.

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Defending champion Patton Kizzire recovered from double-bogeying his third hole of the day to post two birdies and two eagles over his next four holes, including a hole-out at sixth, to sit in the group tied-fourth.

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