SOUTHAMPTON, Bermuda – U.S. Open champion Justin Rose shot a 4-under 67 on Tuesday for a two-shot lead over Jason Dufner in the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
The 36-hole exhibition is for the four major champions this year. British Open champion Phil Mickelson chose not to play and was replaced at Port Royal Golf Course by Padraig Harrington.
Rose took the lead from the start despite a wayward tee shot. From the adjacent second fairway, unable to see the green, Rose hit a 6-iron from 186 yards within a foot for a birdie. He added three more birdies on the front nine. Rose made two bogeys in the wind on the back nine.
Dufner, the PGA champion, had a 69. Masters champion Adam Scott shot 70, while Harrington opened with a 74.