Westwood in hunt, Tiger opens with 68 at HSBC

The Associated Press
Thursday, November 4, 2010; 2:55 AM

SHANGHAI -- In his first tournament as the world's No. 1 player, Lee Westwood looked the part at the HSBC Champions.

Westwood opened with a 6-under 66 at Sheshan International to put his name atop the leaderboard Thursday as the first round was winding down. The Englishman is playing for only the third time in three months.

Tiger Woods, who lost the No. 1 ranking for the first time in more than five years, kept pace with a 68. Woods opened with bogey, made a stunning save on the 15th with a 4-iron out of a cluster of bushes, then made three straight birdies early on the back nine.

Francesco Molinari was at 7 under with three holes to play.

PGA champion Martin Kaymer, now No. 3 in the world, had a 72, while defending champion Phil Mickelson shot a 69.

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