In his 112th start since his lone victory on the PGA Tour, Finau overcomes 3 bogeys to shoot 6-under 66 and open a 1-stroke lead
66: First-round score for American Tony Finau, who led the PGA Tour's Memorial Tournament on Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Finau recovered from a rocky round that included three bogeys by making birdies on four of his final five holes to get to 6 under. Finau, 30, who is seeking his second victory on the PGA Tour, is making his 112th start since his lone triumph, at the 2016 Puerto Rico Open. American Ryan Palmer stood one stroke back after posting the day’s only bogey-free round. Americans Brendan Steele and Gary Woodland shared third place at 68. Tiger Woods, making his first start since February, sank a 14½-foot putt on the 18th hole to salvage a 1-under 71. Woods, a five-time winner at the Memorial, had birdied two of his first three holes. Collin Morikawa, who won last week’s inaugural Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village, stumbled to a 76, his highest round as a professional on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson, who won the Travelers Championship three weeks ago in his most recent start, shot 80, his worst round in four years (scores).
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