Dufner and Wi share the lead

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Updated: March 23, 2012

South Korea’s Charlie Wi and American Jason Dufner shared the lead after the first round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday after shooting six-under-par rounds of 66 at Bay Hill in Orlando, Florida.

Nick Watney (68) was two shots back of the leaders after recovering from bogeys on the second and fourth holes thanks to some smart putting – five of his six birdies were from between eight and 15 feet.

The top six ranked players in the world opted to skip the event but former world No 1 Tiger Woods and England’s in-form Justin Rose were among a pack of seven golfers sitting three shots back of Wi after posting scores of 69.