GREENSBORO, N.C. — Harold Varner III tied his career low round with an 8-under 62 to grab the early lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.
Varner had eight birdies, including four in a row midway through the round, without a birdie his first 15 holes. He finished with three pars.
Bryan shot a 65 to match his season’s best round, set last month in Detroit.
Former U.S. Open champ and past Wyndham winner Webb Simpson was among a large group at 66.
A pair of major champions who challenged at the PGA Championship last week struggled in the opening round.