Brian Davis Showing at La Cantera


OK, Paul “Sunshine” Goydos atop the Texas Open leaderboard may be a surprise, but some names fit atop the San Antonio marquee like Tex-Mex. Officials could just as well rename the event the Justin Leonard Invitational. The three-time winner is tied for second and three back; John Mallinger is also tied for second after a solid week at TPC Sawgrass.
Then there's Brian Davis.
Davis, tied for seventh after rounds of 65-67, had been slowed in recent years by injuries and swing changes, but said last week’s Players, where he tied for fifth, was a breakthrough for the battered pro.
“Things have been getting better all year,” said Davis, who had a benign tumor removed from his right side in 2006 and had been slowed by a herniated disc in his neck. “(The Players) was the first time my swing was tested since the change.”
After everything the Englishman has gone through, the weekend at La Cantera has more of a pop quiz feel.