Furyk Looks Strong Early at Bridgestone
Jim Furyk fired a 7 under 63 to take the lead after the first round of the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday. His round left him 2 shots ahead of Lee Slattery of England and 7 shots ahead of favorite Tiger Woods, who was even par 70 for his opening round.
It was almost as perfect as conditions get for golf and Furyk took advantage. As of this writing he is -2 on the first round of Day 2 so it looks like there is no hangover from the great round yesterday. Tiger looked good earlier on Thursday but the last 6 holes did him in and he had to settle for a par round. He was +3 on the second 9 and is already +1 on today’s round so it is not looking like Tiger is making a move today. He might not even be a factor going into the weekend.
Many thought defending champion Adam Scott would bounce back from the British Open disaster and contend here once again this year. No such luck. Scott finished the day at 71 which included 4 putting from inside 10 feet on one hole. They all better hope Furyk cools off. I think any of the field is going to have to be at least -2 or -3 after today’s round to have a legitimate shot over the weekend.
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