Phil Mickelson turned back the clock last week at the PGA Championship, and it stayed there Thursday at the Charles Schwab Challenge as 41-year-old Sergio Garcia tied Jordan Spieth with a 63 in Round 1 at Colonial Country Club. Both Garcia and Spieth are former champions of this event, and both have games perfectly suited for a place like Colonial.

Spieth was flawless early in the day, and it looked like his lead was going to stand all day until Garcia tied him late with the ball-striking round of the day. Toward the end of his first round, it looked like Garcia might surpass Spieth as he got to 7 under with a birdie at the 15th. However, he closed with three straight pars to “settle” for 63 and a share of the lead after 18 holes.

“Great round,” Garcia said. “I’m not going to lie, conditions weren’t easy. Because…

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