J-M. Singh, Bourdy lead Irish Open, McIlroy 5 back
PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) France's Gregory Bourdy and India's Jeev Milkha Singh shot 7-under 65 on Thursday to share the lead in the first round of the Irish Open, while home favorite Rory McIlroy was five strokes back after a sloppy finish at Royal Portrush.
Bourdy was in the last group to finish the round that was delayed by rain and lightning.
McIlroy, the U.S. Open champion, bogeyed two of his last three holes for a 70.
Fellow Northern Irish stars Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke shot 71.
John Daly opened with a 70, and Keegan Bradley had a 73.