07/25 17:34 CDT Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead
Furyk, Petrovic, share Canadian Open lead
MONTREAL (AP) --- Two-time winner Jim Furyk birdied two of his last four holes
Friday for a 7-under 63 and a share of the Canadian Open lead with Tim Petrovic.
The 44-year-old Furyk, the 2006 winner at Hamilton and 2007 champion at Angus
Glen, matched Petrovic at 10-under 130 at Royal Montreal. Petrovic followed his
opening 64 with a 66.
Canada's Graham DeLeat, paired with Furyk, was two strokes back along with Kyle
Stanley. DeLeat, trying to become the first Canadian winner in the event since
1954, had a 63. Stanley shot 67.
Furyk made four straight birdies on Nos. 11-14 on his opening nine and added
birdies on Nos. 1, 6 and 8. He won the last of his 16 PGA Tour titles in 2010.
The 47-year-old Petrovic was the last player to get in the field, grabbing a
spot when Benjamin Alvarado withdrew Tuesday. Petrovic won his lone PGA Tour
title in New Orleans in 2005.
Graeme McDowell had a 65 to join Scott Brown, Andrew Svoboda and Justin Hicks
at 7 under. Brown and Svoboda shot 66, and Hicks had a 67.
Michael Putnam, tied for the first-round lead with Petrovic, was 6 under after
a 70. Matt Kuchar also was 6 under after a 65.