Gallacher tames Tiger and Lawrie still has title sniff

Published: 31/01/2014

He’s sniffing, coughing and aching but Aberdeen’s Paul Lawrie was a happy man after he shot a first-round 68.

His opening round left him five shots behind the runaway leader and former world number one Rory McIlroy and two shots adrift of fellow Press and Journal columnist Stephen Gallacher, who opened his title defence with a 66.

McIlroy, who played alongside Gallacher and Tiger Woods, grabbed the first-round lead with a nine-under 63.

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