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Pavin fires 26 at Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Corey Pavin struggled to find the right description for his record-setting round Thursday.

It was somewhere between magical and downright weird.

Brilliant early and nervous late, the 46-year-old Pavin broke the PGA Tour's nine-hole record with a front-nine 26 en route to a 9-under 61 and a three-stroke lead in the suspended first round of the rain-soaked U.S. Bank Championship.

He birdied his first six holes and eight of the first nine in his bogey-free round on the Brown Deer Park Golf Course.

"It seemed like it was a misprint up there, maybe," Pavin said. "It was just one of those nine holes, once in a lifetime for me so far, anyway."

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Pavin said he didn't feel the start coming at the driving range, but he had his old caddie, Eric Schwarz, back for the second time after a six-month layoff.

He started out with a 39-foot birdie putt on the first hole that he felt compelled to apologize for due to his stroke of good luck. On No. 4, he sank a putt from nearly the same distance and he moved to 6 under with a 4-footer two holes later.

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