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May 20 2010

8:29 PM

Faxon rises up

Brad Faxon hasn't found himself in contention very much this season. He's also rarely been in contention in 11 previous starts at the HP Byron Nelson Championship.

But the resumption of play after Thursday's weather delay certainly seems to have jump-started him.

Thanks to three consecutive birdies, Faxon briefly tied for the early lead before suffering a bogey at the par-4 12th.

Faxon had birdied hole Nos. 9, 10 and 11, needed only two putts in the process, as he holed out from just off the green at the par-4 9th.

He was 4 under through 11 holes before he found the bunker with his tee shot on the 12th, which kept him for reaching the green in regulation.

Faxon, who a couple of months ago added NBC broadcasting duties to his workload, has missed the cut eight times in his 11 starts this year. His  best finish is a tie for 48th at the Quail Hollow Championship, his last start.

His best finish in Dallas a tie for 11th in 2001. He's missed the cut in his last three starts here.

You can follow the rest of Faxon's round on Shot Tracker by clicking here. -- Mike McAllister

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