South African Ernie Els holed out a sand wedge from a greenside bunker at the 504-yard, Par-4 second hole for bridie. That got him back to even early in his round. For the second straight hole, Tiger Woods had a makeable birdie putt but didn't sniff the cup. Lee Westwood remained at +1.
The other marquee group in the afternoon going off No. 10 includes 60-year-old British Open runnerup Tom Watson and kids Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, 21, and Japan's 18-year-old Ryo Ishikawa. McIlroy started with a par, and Watson and Ishikawa both bogeyed No. 10 However, Ishikawa came back with a birdie at No. 11 to get back to even. McIlroy is even through two holes, and Watson remained +1.