Bernard and Jason Langer and David and Brady Duval opened with 60s in the 36-hole competition at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes. The Goosens birdied five of the first six holes and closed with eight straight, with Leo making a number of putts.
“Last night, he said he would put a new putter in the bag and he made everything,” Retief said. “Hopefully, he will hang on to this one for more than a week.” The 50-year-old Retief won the Senior Players Championship this year for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The two-time U.S. Open champion was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in June.
Annika and father Tom Sorenstam were tied for 17th in the 20-team field at 66. Annika is the first female professional to play the event. “The first tee will stay in my memory," Annika said. I was nervous for about three holes. I’m so proud of my dad. He stepped up when he needed to and our goal was 6-under, so we should be pleased with that.”
Jack Nicklaus and grandson G.T. shot 67.