ADAM SCOTT has equalled his best PGA Tour round of the year to share the lead after the first round of the AT&T National golf championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania.
Seeking his eighth tour win, Scott shot a four-under-par 66 to be joint leader with American Hunter Haas.
“I think the key to my round was hitting a lot of fairways, which gave me an opportunity to hit the greens. The few fairways that I did miss, I didn’t get into too much trouble. It was kind of a stress-free round, which is a nice way to start,” the 30 year old said.
The leaders have a one stroke advantage over Americans Dean Wilson, Joe Ogilvie and Kyle Stanley and Venezuela’s Jhonattan.
The next best placed Australians were Geoff Ogilvy and Robert Allenby who are five shots off the lead at 1-over par.
Green shares French Open lead
Aussie golfer Richard Green shot a six-under 65 at Le Golf National overnight to grab a share of the French Open first round lead with former winner Graeme Storm of England.
Green raced away to seven-under through 14 holes but a bogey on the 17th cost him the outright lead.
“I like the layout of the golf course very much,” said Green, who has had a couple of second place finishes in the past on this course.
“I like the way it plays bouncy. I tend to sort of mentally like difficult golf holes and I think I focus a little bit harder for that very reason. This golf course offers a lot of difficult golf holes.”