Memphis, TN (Sports Network) - Jeff Maggert and John Merrick posted matching
rounds of four-under 66 on Thursday to share the lead after the opening round
of the St. Jude Classic.
Maggert, who has missed the cut in nine of his last 12 starts, won this
tournament in 2006, but that was his first tour win since 1999.
Merrick's best finish this year is a share of 33rd at the Farmers Insurance
J.J. Henry, who nearly won the Byron Nelson three weeks ago, carded a three-
under 67. He was joined in third place at the TPC at Southwind by Seung-Yul
Noh, Arjun Atwal and Jeff Overton.
World No. 2 Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington headline a large group of
players tied for seventh at minus-two.
McIlroy has missed his last three cuts worldwide, and added this event to his
schedule to get more game reps prior to his title defense next week at the
U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.
MORE TO FOLLOW.
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