PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Brian Davis takes pride in his short game, which saved him from a rough finish Thursday and gave him the lead in the Valspar Championship.
Coming off back-to-back bogeys, Davis chipped in from 25 feet on the ninth green at Innisbrook for a 6-under 65, giving him a 1-shot lead over past champion Sean O'Hair, and Ricky Barnes after the opening round.
Henrik Stenson, who finished at 4 under, played with Adam Scott, who made four straight bogeys on his back nine that ruined a good round. He had a birdie on the final hole for an even-par 71. Also in the group was Jordan Spieth, who shot 70.