Webb Simpson shot a 6-under-par 64 in his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational.
The 2012 U.S. Open champion had six birdies in an eight-hole span to get the upper hand on seven-time Bridgestone winner Tiger Woods. Woods, with top-10 finishes in 11 of his 13 starts on the course, shot a 66 in the World Golf Championships event.
Henrik Stenson was alone in second with a 65. Defending champion Keegan Bradley, Ryan Moore and Chris Wood, another first-time entrant, matched Woods at 66.
Phil Mickelson had a 72 in his return from winning the British Open two weeks ago at Muirfield.
Park in contention: Inbee Parkran ran off six birdies in 10 holes to race to the top of the leaderboard at the Women's British Open at St. Andrews, only to stumble coming back in for a 3-under 69 that left her three shots out of the lead. Park is biding to win an unprecedented four straight majors in one year. Morgan Pressel and Camilla Lennarth of Sweden shared the lead after first-round 66s.
Reno-Tahoe Open: Teater in front: Josh Teater took the first-round lead in the Reno-Tahoe Open, scoring five points with an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole and finishing with 15 in the modified Stableford event.