Farmers Insurance Open : Reed, Noren Share Lead As Mcilroy Makes Steady Start

Former Masters Champion Patrick reed and Sweden's Alex Noren share the lead after day one at the Farmers Insurance open as Rory Mcilroy made a promising start at Torrey Pines.

Playing on the easier North course in the two-venue event, Reid and Noren both fired eight-under-par 64s.

Mcilroy shot a four-under 68 on the tougher South Course with his only dropped shot coming at the 15th.

U.S. players Peter Malnati and Ryan Palmer carded 66s on the South Course.

After starting at the 10th on North course, reed carded three immediate birdies and three more successive gains came on his second nine from the fifth.

Noren went to the turn in 33 - helped by an eagle at the long 17th - but really cut loose on his second nine as he came home in 31 following five birdies.