23 Mar 2013

Rose outshines Woods to grab lead at Bay Hill

12:56 pm on 23 March 2013

The British golfer Justin Rose returned a seven under 65 to grab the first-round lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida, while Tiger Woods got his bid for an eighth Bay Hill title off to a solid start.

He's two shots clear of American John Huh, lurking a further stroke back on 68 are American John Rollins and Canadian Brad Fritsch.

Woods, who can reclaim the number one world ranking from Rory McIlroy with a win on Sunday, was not at his best but battled to a three-under 69 to headline a pack of 10 golfers four shots off the lead.