Goosen Five Back in Japan


INZAI, Japan -- Two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen shot a even-par 70 Thursday in the opening round of the Suntory Open, leaving him five strokes behind leaders Scott Laycock of Australia and Y.E. Yang of South Korea.
Goosen, who won this year's U.S. Open at Shinecock Hills on Long Island, had just one birdie at the Sobu Country Club course and was tied for 27th in the Japan Tour event.
'I wasn't at all satisfied with today's round,' the South African said. 'I didn't miss the fairways by much, but my tee shots weren't good. I'll head to the practice tee and hopefully will find a rhythm that will carry over for tomorrow.'
Australia's Steve Conran and Japan's Hideto Tanihara shared second at 66.
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