Five share National Car Rental lead

Friday, October 19, 2001

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Tiger Woods returned after a five-week break from the PGA Tour and found that some things never change. In the land of Disney, players have to shoot low scores to be in the lead.

He wasn't among them.

"For my first tournament back in a while, to be able to shoot a halfway decent score is not bad," Woods said Thursday after his 69 in the National Car Rental Classic.

Five players had a share of the lead at 7-under 65, most of them with something at stake.

Stewart Cink, Steve Lowery and Scott McCarron are trying to nail down their spots in the Tour Championship, while Shaun Micheel, at No. 145 on the money list, is trying to keep his card for next year.

The other 65 belonged to Len Mattiace.

PGA champion David Toms, Vijay Singh and Mike Weir of Canada were among seven players who posted 66s on two courses located across the street from the Magic Kingdom. Davis Love III, Robert Allenby and Bernhard Langer were another stroke back.

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