Damron shades out luminaries

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Robert Damron, in search of his first US PGA Tour victory, fired a bogey- free five-under-par 65 to take a one-shot lead after a windy opening round of the Canadian Open in Montreal.

Greg Norman, the 1991 US Open winner Payne Stewart, American Ryder Cup member Jim Furyk and Gabriel Hjerstedt, of Sweden, were tied at four under on 66. Rocco Mediate and Stephane Talbot, who is from a suburb of Montreal, were two shots back. Jay Don Blake, Grant Waite and Frank Lickliter were next at two under on 68.

The Masters champion, Tiger Woods, British Open champ Justin Leonard and US PGA Championship winner Davis Love III head a group of 13 on an even-par 70.