PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Phil Mickelson and Rory Sabbatini
got off to good starts at The Players Championship today in
Florida. Tiger Woods did not.
Sabbatini and Mickelson share the lead after one round of what
some call the fifth Major of the season. They fired 5-under-par 67s
to settle one shot ahead of Chris DiMarco.
Peter Lonard is two shots back.
Woods opened with a 3-under-par 75 that puts him eight strokes
behind the co-leaders. He bogeyed three holes on the front nine and
carded no birdies, four days after edging Sabbatini and Mickelson
at the Wachovia Championship.
Augusta's Vaughn Taylor also shot an opening round 75 while Charles Howell III is 1 over.