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The Tour Report

August 30 2013

6:30 PM

Davis finds form at right time

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

NORTON, Mass. -- Last month, Brian Davis injured his right foot when he fell down a few stairs in the house he was staying in for The Open Championship.

"I dropped my dinner as well," Davis said. "I haven't played that great the last four or five tournaments. Been limping a few weeks, and body has not been feeling great."

His game Friday at TPC Boston was another story.

Davis shot an 8-under 63 to grab a share of the lead with Phil Mickelson after the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

With Davis ranked 80th in the FedExCup standings coming into the week, it couldn't have come at a better time. Only the top 70 will advance to the next event in the Playoffs.

The Brit began his day with a birdie on the 10th hole and added three more going into the turn.

On the third hole, he knocked one in from off the green and on the short par-4 fourth got up-and-down from a greenside bunker for another.

Davis knocked in his seventh birdie of the day when he sank a 15-foot putt on No. 8 before rolling in a 28-footer on his final hole of the day.

"Golf is a funny game," said Davis, who had missed his last four cuts. "Sometimes you can come in and feel good and not play well. But I felt it today and obviously rode it."