Rocco Mediate made eight birdies and no bogeys to grab the first-round lead by one stroke. "I'm ecstatic. I've had some nice weeks this year," Mediate said.
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Scott Verplank trails Mediate by two after a six-under 66.
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Jim Furyk, the 2003 champ, made four straight birdies on the back nine to shoot 66. "I'm glad to get off and make some good putts and get a good score out there to start the week," Furyk said.
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Brett Quigley made an eagle on the par-4 14th on his way to a seven-under 65. "I pitched it in from 50 yards, so that was certainly a nice way to kind of jump start the round, and all of a sudden I'm 4-under and right there," Quigley said.
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John Daly made five birdies and two bogeys to open with a 69. "I'm going into Kid Rock's studio and watch him finish his album," said Daly of his after-round plans.
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Woody Austin, who won earlier this year at the Stanford St. Jude Championship, opened with a seven-under 65. "I was never under the gun too much to save any pars," Austin said. "I put the ball where I had to put it. I never had any difficult downhill sliders or crazy putts, and I made some."
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Corey Pavin birdied five of his last seven holes to shoot a four-under 68.
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Marco Dawson found some tree trouble on the 18th, but he was able to save par and shoot 68.
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Fredrik Jacobson had five birdies and one bogey to shoot 68.
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