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In the dark: Spieth shoots 64, a shot back at Byron Nelson

  • Jordan Spieth hits off of the first tee during the opening round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Jordan Spieth hits off of the first tee during the opening round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jordan Spieth reacts to leaving the ball short on a putt for eagle on the 16th green during Round 1 of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Jordan Spieth reacts to leaving the ball short on a putt for eagle on the 16th green during Round 1 of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

  • Dustin Johnson chips onto the second green during Round 1 of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    Dustin Johnson chips onto the second green during Round 1 of the Byron Nelson golf tournament, Thursday, May 19, 2016, in Irving, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)  (The Associated Press)

Jordan Spieth finished off a 6-under 64 just before dark Thursday and was within a stroke of the lead when the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson was suspended.

Sergio Garcia, Danny Lee and Johnson Wagner all shot 63. Lee and Wagner, like Spieth, were just able to complete the round that started 2 1/2 hours late after early morning rain.

Dallas native Spieth, who just missed a long eagle chance on the par-5 16th that would have matched the lead, is playing only his second tournament since squandering a five-stroke lead on the back nine at the Masters. The world's No. 2-ranked player missed the cut last week at The Players Championship.

Dustin Johnson and Freddie Jacobson also had 64s. Tom Hoge, one of 30 players unable to finish, was 6 under through 14 holes.