POIPU BEACH (Hawaii): Jim Furyk shot a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke lead over U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy after the opening round of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf here on Tuesday.
Defending champion Tiger Woods, who has won the exclusive four-man event a record six straight times in seven appearances, struggled off the tee and scrambled to a 70.
Woods is coming off a spectacular eight-win season, including victories at the British Open and PGA Championship while finishing atop the money list with nearly $10 million.
But Furyk, the world's No. 2 golfer behind Woods, showed his consistency, composure and masterful short game. Furyk closed with two birdies, giving him five for the day. He was the only player with a bogey-free round.
Woods had five birdies like Furyk, but also three bogeys. Woods, who was wrongly introduced to the crowd as the Masters champion before the round, got off to a birdie-birdie start but missed a 6-footer on the fourth hole to drop to 1-under. AP