Posted June 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
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John Huston showed the benefit of work with a back specialist by shooting a 5-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Senior Players Championship. Fred Couples, Duffy Waldorf, Fred Funk and Russ Cochran were a stroke back in the third major on the Champions Tour schedule. Tom Pernice Jr. had three straight birdies to start his round and led a group of five players at 67. Huston had spent most of the last three months wondering when his bad back would finally let him swing a golf club without making him want to double over in pain. As it turns out, all he really needed was a handful of new stretching exercises and a scorching hot putter. ''Usually in the past if I had back problems, three or four days I'm back ready to go,'' Huston said. ''This one's been a little bit more difficult.'' A good night's sleep and a tee time pushed back a handful of hours due to a steady downpour early Thursday morning proved to be just the elixir he needed. Huston started on No. 1...
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