Charles Schwab Cup Championship R1

Jeff Maggert takes opening lead in Arizona

November 07-10
Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona
$2,500,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Jeff Maggert made the most of the perfect conditions at Phoenix Country Club and fired an 8-under 63 to take the lead following the first round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Bernhard Langer lies one shot behind and the trio of Jerry Kelly, Retief Goosen and Colin Montgomerie are tied in third place.

Maggert entered the season finale 34th in the standings, just three spots from failing to qualify.

”I have no idea what happened today,” Maggert said. ”I liked the course last year, felt like I could play well here. To be honest, I got a new putter at the Ping factory on Monday and as soon as I saw it, I says, ‘Wow, this looks good, I think I can make some putts with this.’ Lo and behold, I made a lot of good putts today.”


Scott McCarron, the points leader in the PGA Tour Champions’ season standings for the last 20 weeks, was T22 in the 34-man field after a 69.

”Means nothing right now,” McCarron said. ”I don’t know if I’m leading or Jerry’s leading, doesn’t even matter. All I know is I’ve got to go out there and play a little bit better the next three days.”


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jeff Maggert
-8
63
2
Bernhard Langer
-7
64
T3
Paul Goydos
-6
65
T3
Steve Flesch
-6
65
T3
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-6
65
T6
Lee Janzen
-5
66
T6
Scott Parel
-5
66
T6
Retief Goosen
-5
66
T6
Jerry Kelly
-5
66

T10
Doug Barron
-4
67
T10
Ken Duke
-4
67
T10
Rocco Mediate
-4
67
T10
Marco Dawson
-4
67
T10
Brandt Jobe
-4
67
T10
Kevin Sutherland
-4
67
T10
Billy Andrade
-4
67
T10
Woody Austin
-4
67
T10
Colin Montgomerie
-4
67
T19
Tom Byrum
-3
68
T19
Wes Short, Jr.
-3
68
T19
David Toms
-3
68
T22
Stephen Ames
-2
69
T22
Joe Durant
-2
69
T22
Tommy Tolles
-2
69
T22
Tim Petrovic
-2
69
T22
Scott McCarron
-2
69
T27
Bob Estes
-1
70
T27
Ken Tanigawa
-1
70
29
David McKenzie
E
71
T30
Jay Haas
1
72
T30
Paul Broadhurst
1
72
32
Tom Lehman
2
73
33
Kent Jones
3
74
34
Kirk Triplett
6
77