Koepka, DeChambeau share Masters lead

Masters Report

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 11: Brooks Koepka of the United States waves on the 18th hole during the first round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – There’s a two-way tie for the lead through one round of the Masters, and a popular player is lurking right behind.

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau each shot a 6-under 66 to move atop the leaderboard at Augusta National, one shot ahead of Phil Mickelson.

The co-leaders made the turn at 1-under before scorching the back nine. Koepka had five birdies on his final nine holes, including four straight from 12-15. DeChambeau ended his round with six birdies on the final seven holes with a bogey on 14 his lone blemish.

Phil Mickelson shot a 67 to get within one stroke of the lead. Ian Poulter and Dustin Johnson are two shots back, while Tiger Woods is at minus-2.

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