St Jude Classic: Jamie Donaldson one shot off lead in Memphis

Jamie Donaldson
Jamie Donaldson's best major result was tied seventh at the 2012 PGA Championship
St Jude Classic first-round leaderboard
-5 Seung yul-Noh (Kor), T Hoge (US), S Stefani (US); -4 J Donaldson (Wal), B Gay (US), S Stricker (US), C Knost (US), D Johnson (US), MA Carballo (Arg)
Selected others:-3 R Goosen (SA); Level E Els (SA), P Mickelson (US); +2 M Laird (Sco), G Owen (Eng); +3 G McDowell (NI); +7 P Harrington (Ire)
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Welshman Jamie Donaldson shot a four-under-par 66 to sit one behind the leaders after the first round of the St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind.

The 40-year-old sank five birdies, including two in the final three holes.

That put him behind only American duo Shawn Stefani and Tom Hoge, and Korean Seung-yul Noh.

Miguel Angel Carballo, Brian Gay, Colt Knost, Dustin Johnson and Steve Stricker matched Donaldson, with Retief Goosen among those a further shot back.

This is the final PGA Tour event before the US Open - the second major of the year - takes place at Oakmont next week.

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