Davies, one of the longest hitters on the LPGA tour, is the first woman to be invited to the four-year-old event. Also taking part was Arnold Palmer, 67, who had three birdies and four bogeys in a round of 72.
Tom Lehman and Scott McCarron shot five-under-par 66s and shared the lead after the first round. Scott Simpson was one shot back at 67, while Rick Fehr, Mike Hulbert and Davis Love III each had a 69. Couples, the host of the two-day charity event for the fourth consecutive year, shot a 71.
Denmark's Thomas Bjorn pulled out of the Scandinavian Masters yesterday after a jogging accident which could threaten his Ryder Cup prospects. The 26-year-old Dane, currently seventh in the Ryder Cup table, sprained his ankle while running at the weekend and his doctor told him to rest the foot for at least a week.Reuse content