Woods shares lead in Deutsche Bank Championship

Saturday, September 4, 2004

NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods shot a 6-under 65 to tie for the lead with Ryan Palmer in the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday.

Woods, who's won only once this year to jeopardize his No. 1 ranking, has a first-round lead for the first time since he won the 2003 Western Open.

Mark O'Meara, Cameron Beckman and Jonathan Byrd were a shot back. Five were tied at two strokes back.

Vijay Singh, who could take over the top spot in the world rankings if he finishes higher than Woods, was among 10 tied at 3 under.

Kim controls LPGA event

Christina Kim followed a record-tying opening round of 62 with a 6-under 66 to take a four-stroke lead midway through the LPGA State Farm Classic at Rail Golf Course in Springfield, Ill.

Garcia leads in Europe

Sergio Garcia birdied the last four holes for a 6-under-par 65, giving him a one-shot lead over Ryder Cup teammate Miguel Angel Jimenez after two rounds of the European Masters in Switzerland.

Garcia was at 11-under 131, with Jimenez (67) at 132.

Eger atop Champions event

Former PGA Tour official David Eger shot a 5-under 67 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Champions Tour's inaugural First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, Calif.

-- From wire reports

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: