HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Alex Cejka shot his lowest score in nearly two years with a 7-under 64 to lead the Verizon Heritage on Thursday.
Cejka needed surgery in September to correct a pinched nerve he first felt at the British Open last summer. He didn't play for
about three months and still says he's only 85 percent back.
But Cejka had his best performance since a 64 at the Canadian
Open in 2007. He was a stroke in front of two-time U.S. Open winner Lee Janzen and two ahead of last year's Masters champ, Trevor Immelman.
Cejka capped his round with a 47-foot putt for birdie on the
tricky par-3 17th hole.
Two-time defending champion Boo Weekley opened with a 69 and was five shots off the lead.