Tiger Falters Late In First Round

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Former Masters champ Mike Weir fired a 6-under 64, under inviting scoring conditions, to grab the lead after the rain-interrupted first round at the U.S. Open.

The Canadian left-hander was among the 76 golfers who didn't get to start his round in Thursday's deluge, and made the most of the much improved conditions today.

A double bogey on the par 4 6th hole, his 15th, was the only blemish on an impressive scorecard. Weir recovered from that with birdies on the last two holes.

Sweden's Peter Hansen trails by two shots after a 66. He had a hole-in-one during an Open qualifier playoff that secured his spot in the field.

David Duval and Todd Hamilton posted 67s.

Phil Mickelson settled for a 69 with bogeys on two of the last four holes.

Tiger Woods was even par with four holes to go, but slid to a 4-over 74.

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