Scott Shares Houston Open Lead After Course-Record 63

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HUMBLE -- Adam Scott went straight to the clubhouse for medical treatment after today's first round at the Houston Open.

Imagine what he would've shot if he was healthy.

The defending champion took advantage of placid early conditions
to shoot a course-record 9-under 63 -- his third straight
spectacular round at the Tournament Course at Redstone.

Johnson Wagner matched Scott's 63 late in the day. The Amarillo
native also shared the first-round lead last year and shared the
previous course record (64) with Bubba Watson.

Phil Mickelson, one of several top players using Houston as a
tuneup for next week's Masters, shot a 72 in the afternoon, when
blustery wind produced higher scores.

Scott was too ill to worry about the weather, suffering since he
arrived in Houston with a fever and swollen glands around his
throat.

He struggled to get out of bed before his tee time and visited a
doctor after his round.

John Daly opened with a 78.


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