Harrington, Furyk lead Grand Slam of Golf

Padraig Harrington and Jim Furyk shot two-under 68s to lead the PGA Grand Slam of Golf after the first round on Tuesday.

In the 36-hole tournament for Major winners, Retief Goosen made par and fellow South African Trevor Immelman hit a six-over 76 in strong wind at Mid-Ocean Club in Bermuda.

Harrington, the US PGA and British Open champion, birdied three of the last five holes.

Furyk, in for Tiger Woods, made the turn all square after two birdies and two bogeys on the front nine. He eagled the par-five 11th but bogeyed three holes later and needed a birdie on the last hole to catch Harrington.

Goosen, replacing Phil Mickelson, started with seven straight pars, and birdied the par-four eighth. But bogeys at nine and 17 sandwiched a second birdie at 10.

Masters champion Immelman endured a miserable back nine, which included double-bogeys at 11 and 16.

First place earns $600 000 and the Pink Jacket, while fourth place pays out $200 000. Angel Cabrera defeated Harrington in a three-hole play-off last year in Bermuda. — Sapa-AP

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