Campbell, Knost, Taylor tied for first at RBC Heritage

Chad Campbell got off to a fast start to grab a share of Thursday’s first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor and Colt Knost at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island.

Campbell birdied four of his first seven holes en route to a 4-under-par 67 that put him atop the leaderboard with the fast-closing Taylor and Knost.

Taylor overcame a double bogey on his seventh hole of the day with a spectacular finish, holing out from the fairway for eagle on the par-4 ninth hole. Knost made a late charge with three birdies in his final five holes.

Jim Furyk headed a four-man contingent at 68. The 2010 winner of the event, Furyk was tied with Charlie Wi, Harris English and Matt Every.

Blake Adams, John Mallinger and Chez Reavie were another stroke back at 69 and John Daly was part of a 13-player logjam at 70.

World No. 1 Luke Donald got off to an ugly start with a 4-over 75. He needs to finish at least eighth to retain his top ranking.

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