Casey shares early lead in title defense

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) Paul Casey drove into Innisbrook and saw his picture on posters and programs, just what he needed to forget the cut he missed last week.

He played Friday as though he wants those photos to stay there.

Casey holed a 30-foot eagle putt on the 599-yard fifth hole and made short birdie putts on the other three par 5s on his way to a 5-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Austin Cook in the Valspar Championship.

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