Watney seizes the initiative at Chevron

Updated: November 30, 2012

Nick Watney took the first round lead at the Chevron World Golf Challenge, carting 4 birdies in the last 6 holes to shoot an opening 67 at the Sherwood Country Club.

Watney leads by 2 shots ove, Keegan Bradley, 2010 winner Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk who all shot 69. Bo Van Pelt, host Tiger Woods and US Open Champion Webb Simpson sit a shot further back and still in the hunt.

Fedex Cup winner Brandt Snedeker makes up the tail of the 18 man elite event shooting an opening 75.