Patton Kizzire carried on where he left off last week in Las Vegas with a superb nine-under par opening round at the the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on Thursday.
Kizzire tied for fourth place at Vegas last weekend with a final round 64 and was in good form again, rattling off six straight birdies from the eighth hole in a 10-birdie 62 for a two shot lead over Vaughn Taylor, who shot a 64.
The only blemish on his round at the El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba was a bogey at the 18th.
Rickie Fowler, playing for the first time since the Presidents Cup, finished in a tie for third place along with rookie Brandon Harkins after a blemish free 65 that included six birdies.
South Africa’s Retief Goosen was a shot further back at five-under par along with five other players.
Golfing stars will join key figures from the global golf travel industry in heading to Spain’s La Manga Club for the World Golf Awards.