DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tiger Woods and Denmark's Thomas Bjorn shared the early first-round lead Thursday in the Dubai Desert Classic, shooting 8-under-par 64s on a still, warm day on the Arabian peninsula.
Spain's Jose Manuel Lara and Ireland's Padraig Harrington were two strokes back at 66.
The lush fairways, true-rolling greens and the dry desert air left the 7,127-yard Majlis Course ripe for picking by the two Ryder Cup players, who both had bogey-free rounds.
Woods went 8-under on the final hole, dropping a 20-foot putt for a birdie followed by a clenched right fist.
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