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Adam Scott leads the way at Firestone
Australian Adam Scott has not only taken Tiger Woods’s former caddie Stevie Williams, but also stole his thunder on Thursday at Firestone Country Club at the Bridgestone Invitational.
 
While all the talk before the first round began was of the much discussed former No1’s return from injury, Scott let his golfing action speak louder than any words with stunning bogey-free round of eight-under- 62.
 
Scott birdied four of the last six holes to take a one-stroke lead over his fellow Australian Jason Day.

“I played extremely solid today,” said Scott who praised Williams, citing his particular help with a few tricky reads on some greens and a few lines off the tees.

The Australian’s 62 was the lowest first-round score in a W.G.C.-Bridgestone event breaking his own previous record.

Meanwhile, Williams’s previous employer just sounded please to be back on the course and hitting the ball.

“This was fun, to be able to hit the ball with that much flush feeling through the golf ball and speed I had,” said Woods. “It was pretty nice.”

Woods shot a two-under-68, six strokes behind Scott.

 His partner and British Open champ Darren Clarke didn’t fare so well. The garrulous Ulsterman made 77 with a hole out from the fairway on the 8th hole.

Regardless, he had some words of praise for his close friend on his return.

“Tiger played lovely,” Clarke said. “He hit a lot of nice golf shot and nice putts. I was pleased for him.”

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