Dufner, Scott lead after one at Doral

Howling winds and very adverse conditions were present all day at the TPC-Blue Monster at Doral for the first round of the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Adam Scott, playing in only his sixth round of 2012, is tied for the lead with Jason Dufner after the two carded six-under, 66's.

The pair share the lead, two strokes better than Thomas Bjorn and Charl Schwartzel, at four-under par.

Scott began his day on the back nine at Doral. And this is where he did the most damage.

Starting with two pars, the Aussie went on a tear with birdies on four out of his next six holes, to quickly get to four-under par. Making the turn at 32.

An eagle on the very easy Par-five first would get him to six-under. Another birdie on No. 2 would take him to seven-under, until the par-four, 6th.

Scott would have his only slip of the day here, dropping him back to six-under, where he would finish his round at.

“When you’re in the fairway on a day like today, you get a chance to hit it somewhere near the hole, give yourself an opportunity.” Said Scott after his round.

“If you’re in the rough, it’s very hard to even just hit the green, let alone give yourself a chance. I took advantage of the good shots early on and then battled by way in from there.”

Dufner, also began his day on the back nine.

He got off to a little quicker start than Scott however, with three birdies on his first five holes.

Dufner quickly shot up the leader board, before dropping his only shot of the day on the par-four, 18th.

Rebounding nicely on the front side (his back nine). He went on to card four birdies, including three out of his first four holes on the front nine. Coming in with 32.

“A lot easier to finish on nine than 18,” Dufner said on starting from No. 10.

Scott and Dufner will take the 18 hole lead at -6 into Friday's second round at Doral.

With 74 players in the field, only 24 were under par for the first round.

The weather may still be a major factor all weekend in Miami, and who can ultimately play their way through it to victory.

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