Jon Rahm part of the six-way tie for the lead in the Mexico Open

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Jon Rahm is the biggest star in the Mexico Open and he lived up to his Billing Thursday, chipping in for a birdie and making a late eagle putt for a 7-under 64 and a six-way share of the lead in the first round.

Jonathan Byrd, Brendon Todd, Trey Mullinax and Monday Qualifier Bryson Nimmer were also at 64 from the morning wave. Nimmer played his final five holes in 5 under, including a bunker shot he holed out for the eagle on the par-5 sixth hole.

Kurt Kitayama faced the strength of the afternoon wind and made nine birdies, getting up and down from behind the green on the par-5 18th for his 64.

The Mexico Open is part of the PGA Tour schedule and inherits the history of the national open that dates to 1944. It takes the place of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship that was at Chapultepec in Mexico City for four years through 2020.

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