Vijay Singh, Darren Clarke and Jim Furyk posted a round of 7-under 65 on Friday to top the leaderboard at 3 after one round at the Dick's Sports Goods Open in Endicott, NY. Forming a way tie
The famous trio combined five major championships in their youth before winning one senior major each. They led Duffy Waldorf and Irishman Padraig Harrington, 66, by a stroke at En Joie Golf Club.
Former world No. 1 Singh from Fiji is looking to win his first PGA Tour Champions since 2018. The highlight of his round was his eagle chip-in on the par-5 3rd hole, going with 6 birdies and 1 bogey.
"I'm trying hard again," Singh said. “I got a second wind.
Clarke followed up winning the Senior Open Championship last month and decided to try again. He recovered from his only bogey of the day with a long birdie putt on the 10th par 4 of 4. He finished with eight birdies.
"I've been messing with [the putter] again this week in practice, but I'm back to the putter I won at Gleneagles a few weeks ago," said the Northern Irishman.
Furyk also recorded eight birdies and one bogey in his first start since recovering from a bout of COVID-19.
"I feel much better," Furyk said. "I think a lot of it was attitude. You know, I've been out of the game for a while. Good to be out. …You're back from a long time off. After I played tournaments, maybe Six weeks later, good games.”
South Africa's Ernie Els, Canada's Mike Weir, Y.E. South Korea's Yang and Brandt Jove tied for sixth at 5-under 67. Defending champion Cameron Beckman opened with a 1-over 73.
– Field Level Media