John Cook and John Huston share first round lead at Montreal Championship on PGA Tour

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John Cook and John Huston share first round lead at Montreal Championship on PGA Tour
Champions Tour swung back in action with the latest installment of Montreal Championship at the picturesque Club de Golf Fontainebleau, Montreal, Quebec, where John Cook and John Huston, two old compatriots, equaled the course record with nine-under, 63
to share the lead.
The lone Canadian event on the Champions Tour kicked off on the Canadian national day and was witnessed by a large strength of spectators on a warm sunny day.
Cook and Huston both have met success on the tour this season where cook won the season opener, Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and also the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am later in the year. Huston had a successful run at the d**k's Sporting Goods
Open last month and had regained his lost form as well as the confidence necessary to win bigger events.
"It broke a little more than I thought," Cook said. "I thought that it was going to break pretty good to the left, but I didn't think that it was going to swing quite that much and it swung across the hole. I hit it perfect speed so I hit a nice putt."
Cook missed a chance to break the course record set by D.A. Weibring last year, when his birdie putt missed the 18th. He carded a whopping ten birdies but dropped a shot at par-four, 3rd to settle for a joint lead.
Huston remained dormant for most part of his round but started to unwind as he approached the end, pulling in five birdies on the final holes.
"Momentum is everything in golf and it's definitely a great feeling to win last week and come out here and get off to a good start," said Huston, who also pulled in ten birdies, dropping a shot at par-five, 14th.
Defending champion Larry Mize shared the third place alongside Joey Sindelar, Tommy Armour III, Jeff Sluman, Jay Haas, Dan Forsman and Lu Chien-soon, trailing the leaders by two shots.
Cook was the runner-up behind Mize last year and will be hoping to take his revenge for the $1.8-million event with a winner’s share of $270,000. He is also third on the money list while number one on the list, Tom Lehman, had a disappointing day when he
finished for a joint 15th with his opening round score of five-under, 67.



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