05 Apr '13, 1am

Bettencourt and Tomasulo share lead after first round of Valero Texas Open:

Bettencourt and Tomasulo share lead after first round of Valero Texas Open:

SAN ANTONIO -- Matt Bettencourt has spent the last year searching for answers to his severe asthma problem. The journeyman PGA Tour player found that answer last week, in the form of the right combination of medication. His comfort showed on the golf course Thursday as he shot a 5-under-par 67 to earn a share of the lead with Peter Tomasulo, and hold off a field that includes Rory McIlroy, after the first round of the Valero Texas Open. Minus the jitters and shakes he's become so accustomed to, Bettencourt needed only 25 putts to hold off a group of four players -- including former British Open and PGA Championship winner Padraig Harrington -- at 4 under. The 37-year-old looked more like the former PGA Tour winner that he is rather than someone who's 183rd on this year's money list. "My game hasn't been the concern," Bettencourt said. "... I've gone back and forth from thr...

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