Dustin Johnson Hits Huge, McIlroy Recovers And Spieth Is Steady.

Here’s the roundup of the action at day one of the HSBC champions 

Dustin Johnson powered his way to -7 in Shanghai today. The world number 8 looked possessed as he smoked drives and cut corners on many of the holes.

Cutting corners. ↖️ @djohnsonpga #HSBCChampions

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Rory McIlroy seems to have recovered from the s**ts and posted a solid -4. The Northern Irishman had to pull out of yesterday’s pro-am after a chicken sandwich left him on the toilet for most of the day. He was joined by Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler- not on the toilet, but at -4.

This tournament seems to have the perfect balance of competitive golf and lighthearted banter. The course is exciting and when the world’s best are hunting down a $1.5 million first prize it’s always going to be good. The South African Branden Grace leads at -9 after an impressive first round.