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Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth share HSBC Champions tournament lead

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth share HSBC Champions tournament lead

Rory McIlroy finally climbed out of bed 10 pounds lighter from a bout of food poisoning and shot 68. Jordan Spieth returned from his longest break without touching his golf clubs and also had a 68. Both felt good about their start Thursday in the HSBC Champions.

It just wasn't enough to be anywhere near the lead.

Branden Grace of South Africa, a month removed from his sterling performance in the Presidents Cup, birdied half of the holes at soft, vulnerable Sheshan International for a nine-under 63. It was the lowest opening round in the 11-year history of the World Golf Championship event.

Kevin Kisner made his debut in China by playing bogey-free for a 64. He was joined...

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