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Watney ties course record

Updated: November 5, 2009, 2:49 PM ET
Associated Press

SHANGHAI -- So much for that notion that American golfers don't travel well.

The first World Golf Championship in Asia opened Thursday to a leaderboard filled with Americans, led by wide-eyed Nick Watney and his 8-under 64 that tied the course record at the HSBC Champions and including, as always, Tiger Woods.

Watney got more excitement than he expected when he went to Shanghai's metropolis in a cab that weaved through six lanes of cars on a three-lane highway. He felt far more safe ...

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