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May 28 2010

12:06 AM

Beware the injured golfer

The first round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational is in the books with 75 players breaking par and another 13 shooting even. Not surprisingly, the scoring average for the day was 68.818.

Jeff Overton, Jason Bohn and Blake Adams are tied for the first-round lead after shooting 63s while Brian Davis is one stroke behind.

Overton and Adams also shared second last week with Brian Gay at the HP Byron Nelson Championship while Bohn and Davis are proof of the adage “beware the injured golfer.”

Bohn woke up with sharp pains in his left ear at 1 a.m. Thursday and was headed to see the doctor after completing his round. So was Brian Davis, who had an abscess on the top of his gum.

“The other guy looks worse than me,” Davis said, joking.

The abscess materialized Wednesday night. Davis said it was “pretty painful” and was looking forward to a good night’s sleep after the doctor cut the abscess out.

All in all, though, the distraction wasn’t a bad thing.

“You need something going on to take your mind off golf,” Davis said. “It’s just one of them things. I haven’t been playing that bad lately – it’s just making putts and today, I made the putts.

“It’s nice to be off to a good start. I’m obviously looking forward to the weekend.”

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