Brian Davis, of England, watches his tee shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Zurich Classic PGA golf tournament, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Avondale, La. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
Butch Dill
April 23, 2015

AVONDALE, La. (AP) Boo Weekley had an eagle and seven birdies for an 8-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

De Jonge, from Zimbabwe, had eight birdies at rain-softened TPC Louisiana.

Sean O'Hair and Canada's David Hearn shot 65 on the Pete Dye-designed layout.

Four of the top six players, including de Jonge, are winless on the PGA Tour.

Tour rookie Mark Hubbard had five consecutive birdies in the middle of his round and finished with a 66. He was tied with Erik Compton, Brian Davis, Greg Owen and Daniel Berger.

Dustin Johnson, ranked No. 7 in the world, was at 67 in a large group that included former Zurich winner K.J. Choi and Jason Day, the highest ranked player in the field at No. 6.

Players were able to lift, clean and place their golf balls in the fairways in anticipation of afternoon rain, which eventually developed and halted play for 1 hour, 20 minutes.

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