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Bohn, Overton share Colonial lead

 Jason Bohn holds up his golf ball after sinking a putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas,...
 Jason Bohn putts on the 10th green during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP Photo/LM ...
 Phil Mickelson and the gallery watch his tee shot fly on the third hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, ...
 Jeff Overton watches his shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday, May 27, 2010.  (...
 Phil Mickelson blasts out of a sand trap on the first hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May...
 Jeff Overton lines up a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Colonial golf trounament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (...
 Jason Bohn reacts after  missing a putt on the 10th green during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday, May 2...
 Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, ...
 Jeff Overton watches his shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (...

Colonial Golf

Jason Bohn holds up his golf ball after sinking a putt on the ninth hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas,...

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Jason Bohn putts on the 10th green during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (AP Photo/LM ...

Colonial Golf

Phil Mickelson and the gallery watch his tee shot fly on the third hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, ...

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Jeff Overton watches his shot on the 17th hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday, May 27, 2010. (...

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Phil Mickelson blasts out of a sand trap on the first hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May...

Colonial Golf

Jeff Overton lines up a putt on the 16th green during the first round of the Colonial golf trounament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (...

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Jason Bohn reacts after missing a putt on the 10th green during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday, May 2...

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Phil Mickelson watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, ...

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Jeff Overton watches his shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, May 27, 2010. (...

Jason Bohn, Jeff Overton and Blake Adams shot 7-under 63s on Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Colonial Invitational, while 2008 champion Phil Mickelson's return turned into a struggle after an impressive start.
Mickelson birdied the first two holes, but that was the lowest he got on a hot day with ideal scoring conditions. He finished with a 1-over 71 and is tied for 89th place, while 75 players were under par.
It will take quite a comeback for Mickelson to win his third Colonial, a victory that would push him to No. 1 in the world ranking ahead of Tiger Woods for the first time in his career. He has work to do just to make the cut and participate in the tournament's second "Pink Out" during the third round Saturday.
Mickelson wasn't at a pink-swathed "Hogan's Alley" to defend his title last May after finding out that his wife had breast cancer. That is when the Colonial had its first "Pink Out" to honor Amy Mickelson and raise awareness of the disease.
Overton shot his career-best round after being even through seven holes, while Bohn, who won last month in New Orleans, had his season-best round despite congestion which meant he couldn't hear out of his left ear. Adams was in the last group of the day.
After Mickelson blasted from a greenside bunker to 10 feet for a birdie at the opening par-5, he put his drive at the dogleg-right 2nd hole only 50 yards from the pin and pitched to 8 feet for another birdie.
Walking off the No. 3 tee box after another impressive drive, Mickelson was flashing the thumbs-up sign and acknowledging the verbal kudos coming from spectators in the gallery.
By the time he knocked in a bogey putt at the 18th hole, Mickelson was shaking his head trying to figure out what happened. The Masters champion hit only five of 14 fairways and missed six greens.
"There's no excuse. There's no wind, the golf course is in perfect shape, and there were a lot of scores out there," Mickelson said. "I just wasn't one of them."
"I played well the first four holes, then the last 14, I hit the ball terrible, so I'll have some work to do. Already was in there texting Butch (Harmon, his coach) and so I've got some direction. In the morning, I'll probably get out here early."
Brian Davis was alone in fourth after shooting 64 despite a swollen face from an abscess inside his mouth. Davis left after his round to see a doctor.
There was a group of nine players at 65, one shot better than John Daly, who had his first bogey-free round in two years. Defending champion Steve Stricker shot 68.


Updated : 2021-06-25 00:33 GMT+08:00