Four-way lead in PGA 84 Lumber Classic

FARMINGTON, Pa., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Shaun Micheel bogeyed his final three holes Thursday to drop back into a tie for the lead through the first round of the PGA 84 Lumber Classic.

Micheel's 7-under 65 tied him with Mark O'Meara, Jason Gore and Charlie Wi. The foursome is one stroke ahead of Carl Pettersson, who shot an opening-round 66 to take fifth place.


David Toms, the 2001 PGA Champion, was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital for tests and observation after falling ill on his 10th hole. Toms, who was even- par before withdrawing, was reported to be in stable condition.

Micheel, 36-year-old 2003 PGA Champion, was on pace to beat his best round of the year. But he stumbled down the stretch before besting his previous low 2005 round by two strokes.

Micheel's best finish this season is a tie for seventh at the Western Open in July. He hasn't won since the 2003 PGA Championship.

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