Quail Hollow greens back to form after ‘13 debacle

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FREE AS A BYRD: Jonathan Byrd started the season on a major medical exception due to a wrist injury, but has battled to get his Tour card.

Byrd, who shot 68 Thursday, said that has left him feeling a lot more relaxed.

“I felt like I was carrying a boulder around the golf course,” Byrd said. “It’s freed me up. You still have issues that you always have but it’s been a lot easier playing golf. It’s hard playing when you know what you have to make.”


THE NOT SO TOP 10: Only two of the world’s top 10 players teed off at Quail Hollow - Mickelson and Justin Rose. That’s a bit unusual considering the tournament hosted the entire top 10 in 2007 and 27 of the top 30 ranked players in the world.


AP Golf Writer Doug Ferguson contributed to this report.

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