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New England favorite Keegan Bradley shoots 64 to tie for early lead at Travelers Championship

  • Seung-Yul Noh, of South Korea, watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Seung-Yul Noh, of South Korea, watches his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brandt Snedeker reacts to missing a putt on the 15th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Brandt Snedeker reacts to missing a putt on the 15th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament, Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Sergio Garcia, from Spain, chips his second shot onto the 15th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament in Cromwell, Conn., Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

    Sergio Garcia, from Spain, chips his second shot onto the 15th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament in Cromwell, Conn., Thursday, June 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)  (The Associated Press)

Keegan Bradley shot a 6-under 64 Thursday to tie for the lead midway through the first round of the Travelers Championship.

Bradley was born in Vermont and considers the event outside Hartford to be one of his home tournaments.

The 2011 PGA Championship winner opened on the 10th hole and shot a 31 on his front nine. He was tied with Seung-Yul Noh, who began his round with four consecutive birdie putts, and Brian Stuard, who shot a bogey-free opening round. Four golfers ended the morning rounds with 65.

Ernie Els is making his first appearance in Connecticut since 2002 and was among 11 morning golfers to shoot 66.