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Mahan Shoots 62 For Early Lead At Travelers

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CROMWELL, CT - JUNE 20:  Hunter Mahan hits a shot from the fairway during the first round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands on June 20, 2013 in Cromwell, Connecticut.  (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

CROMWELL, CT – JUNE 20: Hunter Mahan hits a shot from the fairway during the first round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands on June 20, 2013 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

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By PAT EATON-ROBB
Associated Press

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) _ Hunter Mahan has the early lead after shooting an opening-round 62 at the Travelers Championship, toying with a 59 with three holes left before finishing with pars.

But he missed a 14-foot birdie putt on No. 7 at the TPC River Highlands on Thursday. Mahan has a three-stroke lead in Cromwell, Conn., where he won the event in 2007 and has two second-place finishes in 11 previous starts.

Mahan says he began thinking about a possible 59 at the seventh hole, calling it “the most comfortable course on Tour.”

Camilo Villegas, John Merrick and Web Simpson shot 5-under 65s.

Mahan was in contention at the U.S. Open last week before a final-round 75 dropped him into a tie for fourth place.

U.S. Open champion Justin Rose will tee off later in the day, and top amateur Chris Williams will make his professional debut.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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