Furyk Races Out To The Lead At Firestone

AKRON, OH (AP) – Jim Furyk finally made some birdies – a lot of them – for a 7-under 63 to take the lead Thursday in the Bridgestone Invitational.

On a warm day with little wind, Furyk took advantage of the pristine conditions at Firestone to build a two-shot lead over Lee Slattery of England after one round of this World Golf Championship.

Tiger Woods, a seven-time winner at Firestone, looked as if he might be part of the leaderboard until his last six holes. He had to lay up with his third shot on a par 5 and three-putted from 25 feet on the 18th for an even-par 70.

Defending champion Adam Scott, in his first tournament since losing a late lead in the British Open, four-putted from just inside 10 feet and had 71.

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