WGC-HSBC Champions. Patrick Reed Leads.

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Patrick Reed of USA leads the 1st round of the WGC-HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in China.

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Patrick carded a bogey free 1st round of -8 under par 64 to lead the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament by two shots;

“It feels great, to be able to come out here and to be the first event back and to feel like I hit the ball really solid.”

“I had full control, especially with how windy it was today.”

“It felt really good because if you can go out and shoot rounds like that in these kind of conditions, you know you’re going to have confidence when the wind dies down and there are perfect conditions out there.”

“I really just need to keep on taking it day by day and try to shoot the lowest round I can each day.”

“Hopefully I’ll shoot a couple more of these rounds, I think that will help me out.”

 Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele, also from the USA share second place after opening rounds of -6 under par 66.

Xander knew the wind would play a part today;

“We knew it was going to be kind of windy today and a little tricky with the dog-legs.”

 “We kept the ball in the fairway for the most part which made the approaches a little easier.”

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