Golf: Laura Davies

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Britain's Laura Davies, trying to become the first golfer to win an event five times in a row, trailed Cindy Figg-Currier after the first round of the Standard Register Ping tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. Davies shot a three-under-par 70 in the opening round but was unable to catch Figg-Currier, who was just two strokes off the course record with her six-under 67.

No professional golfer - male or female - has won a tournament five years in a row. And if Davies takes the title, she will receive around pounds 80,000 for the winner's cheque and a pounds 187,500 bonus.

Davies is the only LPGA player to capture an event four times in a row, joining PGA Tour legends Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen in the exclusive club.

Photograph: Scott Troyanos/AP

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