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Streb shoots 65 for early lead at Wells Fargo Championship; Mickelson fades after good start

  • Phil Mickelson hits from a sand trap on the 15th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Phil Mickelson hits from a sand trap on the 15th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the 11th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Phil Mickelson hits from the rough on the 11th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the 14th hole during the first round of the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, May 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)  (The Associated Press)

Robert Streb opened with a 7-under 65 for the early lead at the Wells Fargo Championship. Phil Mickelson faded after a fast start.

Streb tied for 30th at The Players Championship last week. On Thursday, he played a bogey-free round on a cool morning. Top-ranked Rory McIlroy teed off as Streb was finishing his round.

Charlotte resident Webb Simpson shot a 67 while K.J. Choi rallied for a 68. Defending champion J.B. Holmes is among those at 69.

Mickelson birdied his first three holes but finished with a 71. He dunked his tee shot in the creek along the left side 18th fairway for a double bogey.