Pebble Beach Professional-Am: Kevin Streelman, Beau Hossler share lead as Rory McIlroy lurks

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Former world primary Rory McIlroy (Getty Pictures)

Kevin Streelman and Beau Hossler loved flawless begins to set the early tempo on the Pebble Beach Professional-Am, whereas former world primary Rory McIlroy impressed to be inside hanging distance.

All eyes have been on Northern Irish star McIlroy as he made his first PGA Tour look because the BMW Championship in September.

However McIlroy was upstaged by Streelman and Hossler, who produced 7-beneath-par 65s to earn a share of the one-shot lead in California on Thursday.

McIlroy ended the opening spherical three photographs adrift after American pair Streelman and Hossler carded bogey-free rounds.

Enjoying at Spyglass Hill, Streelman recorded seven birdies with out dropping a shot, whereas countryman Hossler additionally holed seven birdies at Pebble Beach to be away from Matt Kuchar, Aaron Sensible and Julian Suri.

4-time main champion McIlroy — who already has two prime-three finishes on the European Tour this yr — made a shiny begin with a primary-spherical sixty eight.

At Spyglass Hill, McIlroy had six birdies and two bogeys to be degree alongside the likes of Jon Rahm and Shane Lowry.

McIlroy’s professional-am companion this week is his father Gerry.

Former world No. 1 and 2015 PGA Championship winner Jason Day is a shot additional again following his three-beneath-par sixty nine.

Day, who broke his 20-month winless streak at Torrey Pines a fortnight in the past, tallied 5 birdies and two bogeys.

Three-time main winner and American star Jordan Spieth had a birdie and a bogey to be even par following his seventy two.

Main champions Adam Scott and Ernie Els struggled after the pair each posted 77s to be 5 over heading into the second spherical.

In the meantime, NHL legend Wayne Gretzky produced one of many highlights of the day.

Enjoying alongside world primary Dustin Johnson, Gretzky drained an extended birdie putt on his first gap of the spherical.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers — who has teamed up with Jerry Kelly — additionally nailed a birdie.