Allenby in Memphis mix
Australia's Robert Allenby was two shots off the pace following the opening round of the St Jude Classic at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee.
Allenby carded a two-under-par 68 to to be alongside US Open champion Rory McIlroy in a 11-way share of seventh place.
American John Merrick bogeyed the 18th hole to fall into a tie with fellow American Jeff Maggert for the lead at 4-under.
Merrick and 2006 tournament winner Maggert registered 66s on a day that grew increasingly windy and featured a crowded leaderboard with 15 players within two strokes of the leaders.
Tied for third at 67 were Americans Jeff Overton and JJ Henry, along with India's Arjun Atwal and Noh Seung-yul of South Korea.
Meanwhile, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and Bubba Watson will tee off together in the opening round of next week's US Open at the Olympic club in San Francisco.
The trio have been grouped together ,with Watson coming off April's Masters win at Augusta.
McIlroy will begin the defence of his title alongside world number one Luke Donald of England, while Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day have drawn major winners Keegan Bradley (US PGA, 2011) and Louis Oosthuizen (British Open, 2010) in their respective groupings.
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