Johnson in 3-way tie at Pebble; Tiger starts well

By Doug Ferguson

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Feb. 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

Danny Lee, of New Zealand, hits from the ninth fairway of the Pebble Beach Golf Links during the first round of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am PGA Tour golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Lee is tied for the lead with two others after shooting a 9-under-par 63.

Eric Risberg, Associated Press

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Dustin Johnson pitched in for eagle on the third hole at Pebble Beach to get a small measure of revenge. He wound up with a 9-under 63, and part of a three-way atop the leaderboard in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

Charlie Wi flirted with a 59 without even knowing it at Monterey Peninsula. He made par on his last three holes for a 9-under 61, while former U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee had a 9-under 63 at Pebble Beach.

Tiger Woods made a solid start to his PGA Tour season at Spyglass Hill. He made six birdies in a round of 4-under 68, leaving him in a tie for 15th after the opening round. Woods is playing this tournament for the first time in 10 years.

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