MASTERS champion Adam Scott missed out on equalling the course record at Oak Hill by one shot, finishing with a five under par round of 65 to earn a share of the lead at the US PGA Championship.
The world No5’s first round was spoiled at the 16th with a bogey, while co-leader Jim Furyk dropped a shot on the final hole to also finish on 65.
Meanwhile, world No1 Tiger Woods insists his pursuit of a 15th Major, and first for five years, is still intact despite dropping two shots on the final hole.
Woods, who began from the 10th tee, was two under par at the turn, but bogeyed the fourth and double bogeyed the par four ninth to finish with a round of 71.
“I’m still right there,” he said. “The round realistically could have been under par easily.” England’s Lee Westwood finished on four under par, while compatriot Paul Casey, a former world No3 who fell to 169th in the rankings earlier this year, carded a fine three under par thanks to five birdies on the back nine.
US Open winner Justin Rose shot a two under par round of 68, while reigning champion Rory McIlroy finished one under.
-5: Jim Furyk, Adam Scott
-4: David Hearn, Lee Westwood
-3: Robert Garrigus, Paul Casey, Matt Kuchar, Marcus Fraser, Scott Piercy, Jason Day
Selected others: -2: Justin Rose, -1: Rory McIlroy, -1: Ian Poulter E: Graeme McDowell, +1: Tiger Woods