Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Masters champion Jordan Spieth made a 20-foot birdie putt on the final hole with darkness falling Thursday, grabbing a share of the first-round lead in the rain-delayed Colonial.

Spieth just missed the green on his approach at the 18th hole, and putted from off the back right fringe. The closing birdie shortly after 8 p.m. put him atop the leaderboard with Kevin Na, Boo Weekley and Ryo Ishikawa.

After missing the cut at The Players Championship two weeks ago, the 21-year-old Spieth is playing the first of consecutive weeks at home in North Texas.

He had a great chance for a birdie on the par-3 16th, but his 4-foot try slid by the hole.

Play started three hours late Thursday after more than an inch of rain fell overnight at Hogan's Alley.

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