Tiger tied for lead at Canadian Open

Friday, September 7, 2001

MONTREAL -- Tiger Woods wasn't interested in revenge at Royal Montreal Golf Club, only a chance to win another Canadian Open. He took care of both matters Thursday with a 5-under-par 65 that gave him a share of the lead.

Returning to the course where four years ago he missed his only cut as a professional, Woods was rarely in trouble and capped off a nearly flawless round by hitting a 5-iron into 6 feet on the final hole.

He was joined at 65 by Jim McGovern, Matt Gogel and rookie Michael Muehr, three guys who have not finished better than fifth on the PGA Tour this year. They tied the course record at Royal Montreal, set in 1997 by Robert Damron and Davis Love III.

Another stroke back was John Daly, riding the confidence of winning the BMW International Open in Germany last week to end a six-year drought.

Also at 66 was Mark O'Meara.

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