WENTWORTH, England (AP) Danny Willett set a course record by shooting 6-under 65 in the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday for a one-stroke lead over Richard Green.
Ross Fisher was among a group of four players who shot 67, joining Richie Ramsay, S.S.P. Chowrasia and Steve Webster.
Top European player Lee Westwood shot a 1-under 70, making double bogey on the 10th. He was tied with defending champion Paul Casey.
Rory McIlroy shot 74 on the course redesigned by Ernie Els, featuring cavernous bunkers around every green and water in front of the 8th and 18th greens.
Els was bogey free and 3 under when he attempted to reach the final par-5 green in two and ended up with his own ball in the water. He finished with a 69, four strokes off the lead.