Holder of the trophy title, Brooks Koepka left it to no one to afford the command of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational with a canon 62 (-8), including four birdies slammed on his first four holes . The Floridian is two points ahead of his compatriots Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd. World No. 1, the Spaniard Jon Rahm is satisfied with a par (70) and settles in the soft underbelly of the leaderboard (30th). In great difficulty today in Memphis (Tennessee), Rory McIlroy, world No. 2, signs for his part a heavy 73 (+3). 67th, he is joined by Victor Perez. The only French entered in this World Championship turned to -1 after the nine holes of the first leg (started from 1) before cracking on the return with two bogeys and a double (at 17).