VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) — Ross Fisher of England and Stephen Gallacher of Scotland each shot a 6-under 65 to share the lead at the Portugal Masters after the opening round Thursday.
Fisher made birdies on three of his first six holes and then birdied four of the first five holes on his back nine.
Gallacher shot a bogey-free round.
The co-leaders were followed by George Murray of Scotland at 5 under.
Martin Kaymer, who holed the putt that kept the Ryder Cup with Europe less than two weeks ago, shot a 69 on the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course.
Ryder Cup teammate Francisco Molinari finished at par, while Europe captain Jose Maria Olazabal was 4 over.