| 10°C Dublin

Thomas sets the early pace


Long-hitting PGA Tour rookie Justin Thomas birdied four of his last five holes to surge into an early one-shot lead in the opening round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois.

The 22-year-old American putted superbly on a cool day at the TPC Deere Run to pile up 10 birdies and just two bogeys for a sparkling eight-under-par 63.