Furyk leads Bridgestone Invitational

Jim Furyk of the United States watches his second shot on the sixth hole during his first round of...

Jim Furyk of the United States watches his second shot on the sixth hole during his first round of play at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament in Akron, Ohio, August 2, 2012. (Reuters/AARON JOSEFCZYK)

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AKRON, OH - Jim Furyk fired a 7-under-par 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

Little-known Lee Slattery of England posted a 5-under 65 and is second at the South Course at Firestone Country Club.

World No. 1 Luke Donald, who tied for second last year, and reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson headline a group tied for third place at 4-under 66.

It wasn't a great finish on Thursday for 7-time champion Tiger Woods.

The world No. 2 was 3-under through 11 holes, but bogeyed three holes on his back nine, including No. 18, to post an even-par 70.

Defending champion Adam Scott was a little worse on Thursday.

He shot a 1-over 71 in his first competitive round since he bogeyed the last four holes on Sunday two weeks ago to lose The Open Championship by a stroke to Ernie Els.

The Open Champion had a 3-over 73 in round one.


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