April 18 2013
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Three years ago, Brian Davis lost to Jim Furyk in a playoff at Harbour Town after calling a penalty on himself.
Thursday, he took a step toward moving past that memory.
Davis carded a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage.
Kevin Streelman and Charley Hoffman are a stroke back, while Marc Leishman, Jason Day and Johnson Wagner are at 3 under.
"It's good in this game to have a short memory, good or bad," Davis said. "I still have people stop me in the street or at the golf club or at airports. People do remember (the penalty), but for me I'm just trying to move on from that, and trying to win a golf tournament."
With 54 holes remaining, and bad weather in the forecast for late Friday and early Saturday, Davis knows he has a long way to go.
Thursday was a good start with eight birdies and just two bogeys.
Meanwhile, Day and Leishman are looking to make it two wins in as many weeks for Australia after Adam Scott won the Masters last week.
Both were bogey-free on Thursday and feeling good after being in contention last week, too.
"Playing last week it felt like there was pressure the whole week," said Day, who finished third at the Masters. "Coming into this week it's pretty laid back, but it is a TOUR event and I want to do well."