The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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July 3, 2014

Jason Bohn enjoying time on and off Old White TPC

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS — Jason Bohn was the clubhouse leader when he signed for his 65 Thursday during the opening round of The Greenbrier Classic. But there was no time to celebrate. His wife, Tewana, and sons Connor and Cameron were waiting.

“When you have young kids, it’s easy,” he said of putting a round, good or bad, behind him. “They don’t care what you shoot. It’s time for Dad to be Dad. Here it’s easier to get a bad round out of you, because there’s so much to do to take your mind off of it.”

The Acworth, Ga., native, who played collegiate golf at the University of Alabama and has won twice on the PGA Tour, has taken full advantage of all the family activities at The Greenbrier in each of his now three trips to the resort.

“I love coming here,” said the 41-year-old. “My family comes, and it’s a beautiful place. I think sometimes we get a little too wrapped up in everything outside of golf. It’s pretty easy to do that.

“It’s all how you look at it. You can make yourself be distracted, or you can just enjoy the time away from the golf course. There are lots of times when there’s nothing to do away from the golf course. So this is great. We see a lot of our friends, and to go lounge by the pool is not so bad. You can use it to your advantage.”

Bohn said he tried the falconry this year for the first time and called it an “unbelievable experience.” His two sons are too young to fully appreciate the bunker tour, but that’s on the list for future trips.

Also on the to-do list is making the cut.

Bohn failed to do that in 2010 and 2013, his other two trips, but after an opening round that included seven birdies and just two bogeys, he’s on course to break that streak.

“I just made a bunch of putts,” said Bohn, who’s one shot behind leader Jonas Blixt heading into today’s second round. “I made a few 20- or 25-footers, and I kept the ball out of trouble. It was soft out there this morning, so it was extremely scorable. The greens were a lot softer than they were yesterday, so you could go flag hunting.”

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