Kevin Streelman carded a sizzling opening-round 63 to climb atop the leaderboard at the Sanderson Farms Championship.
Streelman's short game was near-flawless in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday, the American golfer holing 10 birdies in a putting masterclass.
The two-time PGA Tour champion, who missed the Safeway Open cut a fortnight ago, only dropped one shot - a bogey at the par-three fourth hole to end the day two shots clear at nine under.
Kevin Streelman ... Near flawless in Round 1.-- PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) October 27, 2016
SG Putting: 3.673.
SCORE: 63. pic.twitter.com/EIDqSVuSqv
Streelman's nearest-rivals are Trey Mullinax, Seamus Power and Carl Pettersson at the Country Club of Jackson.
Pettersson holed out his 162-yard approach shot for eagle at the par-two 16th to earn a share of second alongside Mullinax and Power at seven under.
A shot further back is Lucas Glover, who headlines a seven-way tie with Camilo Villegas, Hiroshi Iwata, Dicky Pride, Graham DeLaet, Jonathan Byrd and Rob Oppenheim.
Defending champion Peter Malnati, meanwhile, opened with a one-under 71.
Winner by a stroke last year, Malnati returned to the scene of his greatest triumph, posting three birdies and a double-bogey.