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Sutherland, Short share lead in New York

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ENDICOTT, N.Y. (AP) Kevin Sutherland shot a 7-under 65 for a share of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open lead Friday, three years after scorching the En-Joie course for the only 59 in PGA Tour Champions history.

Sutherland had eight birdies and a bogey to join Wes Short Jr. atop the first-round leaderboard.

"I think I just feel comfortable on the course," Sutherland said. "I think the key to this golf course is driving the ball in the fairway and I've been doing that ever since I got here for some reason. I like the way it must look off the tee and hit a lot of good tee shots today and hit the ball in the fairway."


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2 Scott McCarron $1,406,055
3 Kenny Perry $1,303,120
4 Fred Couples $1,197,597
5 Brandt Jobe $1,169,585
6 Miguel Angel Jimenez $1,041,078
7 Kevin Sutherland $956,689
8 Kirk Triplett $873,011
9 Tom Lehman $795,798
10 Stephen Ames $774,498
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