NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Arjun Atwal learned years ago to stop
comparing himself with Tiger Woods during their many practice
rounds together in Florida. There was no comparison Thursday in the
opening round of the AT&T National.
Atwal ran off three straight birdies early in his round at
Aronimink Golf Club and wound up in a four-way tie for the lead
with a 4-under 66 on a gorgeous day in the Philadelphia suburbs.
Woods let a decent round get away from him with an awful finish and
shot 73 to finish toward the bottom of the pack.
Joining Atwal atop the leaderboard were Joe Ogilvie, Nick Watson
and Jason Day.
Woods was 1-under par until finishing with a bogey, a double
bogey and a missed 5-foot birdie putt on the last three holes.