Westwood Leads PGA Championship With Three Others
Friday Aug 08, 2014 12:00am
(LOUISVILLE, KY) – Lee Westwood, Kevin Chappell and Ryan Palmer shot 6 under 65's Thursday to share the lead in the opening round of the PGA Championship. Spraying shots all over Valhalla, Tiger Woods made four bogeys, managed only one birdie and finished with a 3 over 74 that left him nine shots off the lead in 109th place after the opening round Thursday. Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Jim Furyk, Edoardo Molinari and Chris Wood were one stroke back after shooting 66's. Westwood matched his best round ever at a major, making nine birdies as he carried over the momentum from a closing 63 at Firestone. The 41 year old Englishman also had a double-bogey on his 10th hole of day, at No. 1, after starting on the back, but closed with four straight birdies. Jason Dufner's title defense lasted only 10 holes. Plagued by a sore neck, he withdrew after a triple-bogey left his score card at 8 over, and probably ending his Ryder Cup hopes as well. He came in ranked No. 8 in the standings and hoping to somehow play well enough to stay in one of the nine qualifying spots.