Spieth starts well as Uihlein leads in Las Vegas

Peter Uihlein took a one-shot lead as Jordan Spieth started well at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

American Jordan Spieth made a fine start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.   -  Getty Images

Jordan Spieth made a fine start at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open as Peter Uihlein grabbed the lead on Thursday.

Spieth, making his first start on the PGA Tour this season, fired a five-under 66 in the opening round in Las Vegas.

The American three-time major champion was tied for fifth when the first round at TPC Summerlin was suspended due to darkness.

Spieth, who appears set to finish a year without a win for the first time since 2012, mixed seven birdies with two bogeys.

Uihlein holds a one-stroke lead after carding an impressive eight-under 63 in the first round.

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He is a shot ahead of Seth Reeves, who is coming off a top-10 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Harold Varner III and Robert Streb are at six under, while Bryson DeChambeau is one of seven players – including Spieth – a shot further back.

Defending champion Patrick Cantlay made a solid start, opening with a two-under 69, while world number nine Rickie Fowler shot a 68.

There were 20 players yet to complete their first rounds when play was suspended, with Wyndham Clark (four under through 15) the best placed.

Chris Stroud, who opened with a 69, produced one of the highlights of the day with a hole-in-one at the 14th.