National Sports News
David Duval stroke behind Byron Nelson leader Peter Hanson after almost withdrawing
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 8:01 PM EDT
Peter Hanson made his only back-nine birdie with a 6-foot putt at the 18th hole Thursday, closing out a 5-under 65 for a one-stroke lead over David Duval and two others after the first round of the Byron Nelson Championship.
Duval birdied his last three holes, Nos. 7-9. The 42-year-old Duval, ranked 890th in the world 15 years after being No. 1, almost withdrew before the round because of a painful muscle issue in his right elbow.
Hanson made the turn at 5 under after shooting 30 on the front side. The Swede couldn't keep up the pace on the back nine that he hadn't played before Thursday because of travel issues and a sore back.