South Africa's James Kingston shot a 6-under 66 on Thursday at Wentworth to take the lead during the suspended first round of the BMW PGA Championship.
Afternoon play was delayed for about 90 minutes because of the threat of lightning and five groups were still on the course when the round was suspended for the day because of darkness.
Finland's Mikko Ilonen opened with a 67, golf clubs for sale and Scotland's Scott Henry and Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano shot 68. Austria's Martin Wiegele also was 4 under with five holes left.
Sergio Garcia, the Spanish player whose verbal sparring with Tiger Woods turned ugly this week when he said he would "serve fried chicken" if he had dinner with Woods, opened with a 72.
Second-ranked Rory McIlroy bogeyed five of the last six holes for a 74, TaylorMade Burner 2.0 and playing partner Graeme McDowell, coming off a victory Sunday in Bulgaria in the Volvo World Match Play, also had a 74.
McIlroy had 33 putts.
"I feel as though I am playing well enough, but it is just not being reflected on my scorecard," McIlroy said. "I played the first 12 holes really not missing a shot, but I just feel at the minute I am not getting that much out of my rounds. ... I'm not sure what the problem is because, Mizuno MP 59 best price as I said, the first 12 holes was really good golf and very solid, but I just got on a run of bogeys and couldn't get off it."
Ian Poulter finished with a 76, and two-time defending champion Luke Donald had a 78.
"It is disappointing to be this far back after one round, but then that's just golf, again," Donald said. ping g20 irons for sale "Today was quite different to how the course has played in the past, but I just didn't do very well in adjusting."
The 47-year-old Kingston got into the field through a sponsor invite after losing his European Tour card at the end of last season.