Houston Open Notebook: For Leonard, Golf Is a Humble Experience

After losing his game, hiring a caddie and firing a coach, it’s fitting Justin Leonard would begin to compete again in a place called Humble, Texas.

Leonard opened with a 67 and shot 73 Friday, leaving him two shots off the pace at the midway point of the Shell Houston Open. Six share the lead at 138, including Bob Estes, Jason Gore and Bubba Watson.

“I don’t feel like I’m over any hump,” Leonard was quoted as saying on Thursday. “But I got a whole lot closer.”

The former British Open champion hopes to be closer still on Saturday and Sunday.

The Armchair Golfer

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