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Dustin Johnson rattled off an 8-under 64 at the Memorial Tournament on Thursday in the first round to take home the clubhouse lead after 18 holes. He's up one on Brendan Steele.


The only first round lower than that at this tournament in the last six years is the 63 Rory McIlroy shot to open the 2014 edition. He went on to finish T15. Hideki Matsuyama and Bo Van Pelt both shot 64 last year in the first round. Matsuyama finished T5. Van Pelt finished T40.


But Johnson looks primed to win for the first time this season and extend his PGA Tour-leading streak of consecutive seasons with a win to nine in a row.


Jason Day, Danny Lee and Matt Kuchar are in a group tied for third at six-under par. Phil Mickelson shot a four-under par 68 Thursday, good for a tie for 13th.


Jordan Spieth is two-under and tied for 44th.


Rory McIlroy is one-under and in a tie for 58th.


Bubba Watson shot even par Thursday while Rickie Fowler is three-over. 

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