Jeev tied 20th after round one

Jeev tied 20th after round one

Returning from an injury lay-off, Indian cards three-under 68

Among others, Kolkata pro SSP Chowrasia carded 69 to lie tied 32nd while Delhi lad Shiv Kapur’s one-over 72 had him tied 85th.

Paired with Colin Montgomerie and Miguel Angel Jimenez, Jeev had, by and large, a satisfying round with the 17th hole bogey being the lone blot on the card.
Jeev said he could still feel the pain in his ribs but was happy with the show.

“I played the pro-am with an anti-inflammatory patch on, and it wasn’t too bad. There was a bit of discomfort, but it felt much better than during the US Open time. And the good news is that I am hitting the ball quite ok,” he said. “I am pleased with my opening-round three-under 68. I made only one bogey, and that was the irritating part.

It came on the 17th hole for me -- eighth of the course -- and I hate making bogeys in the last couple of holes,” said the Indian.

Kim on fire

Holder Anthony Kim fired a course-record, eight-under-par 62 to upstage tournament host Tiger Woods in the opening round of the $6 million AT&T National at Congressional Country Club on Thursday, reports Reuters from Bethesda, Maryland.

Australian Steve Elkington opened with a five-birdie 65, ending the day a stroke in front of compatriot Stuart Appleby, Swede Daniel Chopra and American Jim Furyk.

Newly crowned US Open champion Lucas Glover carded a 69 and triple major champion Vijay Singh a 70 while 2007 winner KJ Choi carded77.

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