PGA TourMarch 31, 2016

Houston Open: Spieth shoots 67, three off lead

Jordan Spieth, looking to fine-tune his game in Houston in advance of the Masters next week, shot a five-under par 67 in the first round of the Shell Houston Open on Thursday.

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Spieth, who lost in a playoff in the event last year, had six birdies and a single bogey at the Golf Club of Houston and is tied for 11th, as is 51-year-old Davis Love III.

The leader is Charley Hoffman, who posted an eight-under par 64. He is one ahead of Dustin Johnson, Roberto Castro and Scott Brown, all with 65s.

Phil Mickelson, meanwhile, opened with a three-under par 69.