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Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - Former champion Rory McIlroy carded a 5-under 67 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead after the opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

McIlroy was joined there by Robert Garrigus, Ryan Moore, Nick Watney, Nate Smith, Derek Ernst and Daniel Summerhays.

Macon's Russell Henley fired a three under par 69 and is just two shots behind the leaders.

Henley had four birides and only one bogey in his round at Quail Hollow.

Phil Mickelson, who finished second behind McIlroy in 2010, opened with a 68. He shares eighth place with Boo Weekley, 2011 champ Lucas Glover, Zach Johnson, Kevin Streelman and Jason Kokrak.