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Carl Pettersson broke 70 for the first time in 21 tries at the PGA Championship on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead, with Rory McIlroy and even John Daly among those hot on his tail after the opening round. Pettersson got the best of the weather on a steamy day on the Ocean Course and didn't waste the opportunity. He made three birdies in four holes, never dropped a shot and wound up with a 6-under 66. McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano of Spain and Alex Noren of Sweden each had 67. ''There really wasn't much wind on the front nine, so I knew I had to keep going low because I figured the wind would get up,'' Pettersson said. ''The wind started blowing a little bit on the back nine, and I carried on solid play. So it was a great day for me.'' It was a good day for Tiger Woods, nothing more. Despite having to get up-and-down for bogey on three holes, he made enough birdie putts for a 69, a reasonable start as he tries to end the longest drought of his career in t...
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