Jim Furyk grabs early lead others post low scores


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AUGUSTA, Ga. ' Jim Furyk took advantage of prime scoring conditions at Augusta National, shooting a 6-under-par 66 to grab the Masters lead.
Furyk ripped off four straight birdies starting at No. 14 Thursday for his best score ever in the years first major championship. But he wasnt the only one going low on a warm, sunny, slightly breezy day.
Shingo Katayama was one stroke back after shooting 67, the first time the Japanese star has broken 70 in eight Augusta appearances. Padraig Harrington shot 69 as he tried to join Tiger Woods and Ben Hogan as the only players to win three straight majors. Greg Norman was right in the mix, too, shooting 70 in his first Masters appearance since 2002. Hes been a runner-up three times.

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