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Tiger Woods struggles in PGA Europe event

ANTALAYA, Turkey — Playing only 10 holes because of rain and flooding, Tiger Woods struggled with his driver and was well off the lead Thursday in the first round of the Turkish Airlines Open that was cut short because of fading light.

Woods and most of the field were unable to complete their round after the start was delayed three hours. He was at 1 under after 10 holes following a bogey on No. 9 in the next-to-last event of the European Tour season.

Paul Casey was at 7 under through 14 holes at the Colin Montgomerie-designed course. Ricardo Gonzalez and Thorbjorn Olesen were the clubhouse leaders after 6-under 66s. Fifteen players finished their round before darkness halted play.

Organizers plan an early start today.

"It just gets dark so quickly, and it's like someone just turned off the light switch," said Woods, who didn't hit a fairway until the 10th hole. "The air now also is heavy with moisture so the ball is not going very far compared to when we were warming up on the range and early in the round.

"But towards the end we were hitting about a half a club short. I'm still working on getting a bit of the rust out of my game, but then tomorrow is going to be a long day for all of us."

His playing partner and Race to Dubai leader, Henrik Stenson, was at 4 under.

PGA: Brian Gay made eight birdies en route to 7-under 63, giving him a share of the first-round lead with Briny Baird in the McGladrey Classic at St. Simons Island, Ga. The round could not be completed because of a fog delay lasting nearly two hours. Once the sun burned off the fog, the course was a pushover with virtually no wind. George McNeill ran off five straight birdies and was 8 under with two holes left. Will MacKenzie reached 7 under through 16 until dropping three shots in two holes for 66.

Tiger Woods struggles in PGA Europe event 11/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:52pm]
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