Graeme McDowell leading Rory McIlroy at Genesis Open after opening round
Graeme McDowell shot a two under 69 at the Genesis Open to lead the Northern Ireland charge on the opening round.
McDowell hit three birdies and a bogey on day one at the Riviera Country Club to finish two behind the leaders.
Elsewhere Rory McIlroy carded an even-par 71 in the opening round.
McIlroy was playing with Tiger Woods, who was a shot further back after signing for a 72.
The finish left the world number 10 four shots off the clubhouse leaders Tom Hoge, Dominic Bozzelli and Sam Saunders. There were a number of golfers still to begin their round at the Pacific Palisades, California course.
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