Golf-Chalmers sets pace at Congressional, Woods toils

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* Chalmers take early control with a 66 * Rusty Woods eight shots off the pace (Updates at end of round) June 26 (Reuters) - While Tiger Woods mainly struggled in his first competitive round in three months, Australian Greg Chalmers birdied his last three holes to seize control of the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, Maryland on Thursday. Chalmers, at the age of 40 still seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, fired a five-under-par 66 on a difficult Congressional Country Club layout bristling with thick rough to take a one-shot lead in the opening round. 'That kind of set up the rest of the round, and finishing with three straight birdies is always nice.' Chalmers, who has twice finished second on the PGA Tour during his career, felt he was very fortunate to escape with pars on the only two occasions when he missed the fairway by more than a couple of feet off the tee, at the third and fourth.

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