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Matsuyama, Van Pelt tied after first round of Memorial
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Russell Knox, of Scotland, hits his approach shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament, Thursday, in Dublin, Ohio. - photo by Associated Press
DUBLIN, Ohio — Hideki Matsuyama was bracing for a rough day at the Memorial and wound up with a share of the lead Thursday. Tiger Woods still doesn't know what to expect. Matsuyama made a bold start in his bid to join Woods as the only repeat winners at Muirfield Village by running off four straight birdies on the back nine and one strong par save on his way to an 8-under 64 that tied the Japanese star with Bo Van Pelt.