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Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas share a house, matching 64s and wisecracks

The two close friends are sharing a house with their significant others in Scottsdale this week, which will give them plenty of time Thursday night to talk, rib and enjoy sharing the lead at 7 under. But Fowler came within 10 inches on his final hole of the first round of holding the coveted "bragging rights" over Thomas -- at least for a night -- which would've made for an interesting evening. "I was really hoping I was going to make that last putt," Fowler said. "I hit it perfect, and I thought it was going to break a little more at the end. It didn't. "I wanted bragging rights at dinner. But, no, we're going to keep it rolling. It's going to be fun. Hopefully we can keep it going into Sunday and put on a little boxing match." Thomas felt he didn't get off to "the greatest start score-wise" after shooting par on his first five holes. He finished with seven birdies, including a stretch of five in six holes. "I just have to stay patient and wait for it to happen," Thomas said of a win.

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