Wells Fargo Championship 2013 scores: Rory McIlroy among 7 tied for the lead

Streeter Lecka

Rory McIlroy shot a 5-under 67 on Thursday and he is one of seven players tied for the Wells Fargo lead.

The first round of the 2013 Wells Fargo Championship is in the books, and it's crowded at the top of the leaderboard. Rory McIlroy is one of seven players tied for the lead at 5-under par after he shot an opening round 67.

McIlroy got off to a strong start, shooting a 33 on the front nine, including a string of four consecutive birdies. He also finished strong with a birdie at the 18th to join the leaders at 5-under. Nick Watney, Ryan Moore, Derek Ernst, Daniel Summerhays, Nate Smith and Robert Garrigus are also tied for the first-round lead.

Phil Mickelson played well on Thursday, shooting 34-34 for an opening of 68. He's one of six players tied for eighth pace at 4-under, one-stroke off the lead. At the end of the first round, 22 players are at 3-under or better. While a number of players found success in the opening round, that wasn't the case for everyone. Hunter Mahan sits in a tie for 72nd place at 1-over while Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson are tied for 53rd at even-par. Padraig Harrington, using a belly putter for the first time, sits in last place after shooting an 8-over 80. He finished with 32 putts on the day and bogeyed nine holes.

The greens at the Quail Hollow Club became noticeably worn as the day went on, possibly giving an advantage to the players who will tee off on Friday morning. A complete leaderboard can be found at Golf.com.

More from SB Nation:

2014 NFL mock draft: Who gets Clowney?

Kentucky Derby post positions

If Clips lose, Vinny can't stay and CP3 might leave

Tim Brando, Chris Broussard and giving credit where it's due

The strangest golf shot you’ve ever seen

Sparking the anti-NCAA revolution

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.