Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead on the first day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

  • Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler shot clean rounds on first day in Scottsdale
  • Harold Varner joined his American compatriots on seven under par
  • Hideki Matsuyama got off to a slow start in his bid to win a third title

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama got off to a slow start as he bids to win his third Waste Management Phoenix Open title – while Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler share the lead.

The American pair both shot clean rounds in Scottsdale, with Thomas carding five birdies across six holes of the back nine to grab a share of the lead.

Fowler holed an eagle putt on the par-5 13th on his way to 64, matched by Harold Varner who also went round in seven-under.

Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead on the first day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open
Rickie Fowler took a share of the lead on the first day at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

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