Quicken Loans National: Andrew Landry, JJ Spaun grab Round 1 lead; Tiger Woods scrambles to shoot even

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Andrew Landry and JJ Spaun grabbed the Round 1 lead Thursday at the Quicken Loans National.

Both Landry and Spaun shot bogey-free 7-under 63s, and it was an especially nice turnaround for Landry, who shot an 81 last week at the Travelers Championship.

Billy Horschel and Andrew Putnam finished the first round tied for third at 6 under. Horschel is looking for his second win of the season.

Francesco Molinari and Marc Leishman led a contingent at 3 under. Molinari has a win and a runner-up finish in two of his last three world-wide starts, while Leishman shot a 67 alongside Tiger Woods.

Woods started his round with a double-bogey on the sixth hole, but two late birdies helped him escape with a even-par 70.

Using a new putter, Woods hit 72 percent of greens in regulation Thursday, but struggled to convert chances into birdies.

Rickie Fowler joined Woods at even par after finishing his round with two birdies and two bogeys. 

Last year’s champion Kyle Stanley shot a 1-over 71 in round 1.