Howell opens with 66; Lefty doesn't break 80

Updated: October 30, 2003, 7:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- Charles Howell III decided to play Innisbrook two weeks ago to prepare, then made it pay off Thursday with a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke lead in the Chrysler Championship.

Needing a solid week to secure his spot in the Tour Championship, Howell holed a 35-foot eagle putt on No. 14 and two long birdie putts on his back nine and led after a first round for the first time since the Memorial.

Dan Forsman opened with 12 straight pars and finished strong with ...

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