Chubb Championship - R2

Three-way tie for the lead heading into final

February 15-17
The Old Course at Broken Sound, Boca Raton, Florida
$1,700,000

Round 1, Round 3


Ken Tanigawa had six back-nine birdies in a 5-under 66 for a share of the Chubb Classic lead Saturday with Glen Day and Stephen Ames.


Tanigawa rebounded from bogeys on Nos. 8 and 9 with birdies on Nos. 10-12, 14, 15 and 17 at The Classics at Lely Resort.

”I never felt all that comfortable early on and it kind of showed,” Tanigawa said. ”I kind of hung in there, then I made those two bogeys on 8 and 9, which was easy to do. I made a nice putt on 10 to make a birdie and just tried to stay patient and plug away. I started hitting better shots and making some putts and got some momentum my way.”

He won the PURE Insurance Championship in September at Pebble Beach for his lone PGA Tour Champions title.

Day birdied the final two holes for a 66.

”I made a double on the front nine,” Day said. ”Other than that, everything was real solid. You’re going to get a lot of birdie opportunities out here, so you’ve got to stay patient.”

Ames, tied for the first-round lead with Sandy Lyle after a then-course record 63, had a 68 to keep a share of the top spot at 11-under 131.

”I’m quite happy to be in the position I’m in,” Ames said. ”Tomorrow’s another day.”

Kevin Sutherland broke the day-old course record with a 62, birdieing six of his first eight holes in a round that started on No. 10.

”I hit it better than I did yesterday and got in a rhythm early and I putted well,” Sutherland said. ”I made all the putts I needed to make and made a couple that probably were a gift.”

Sutherland was a stroke back with Bernhard Langer (64), Colin Montgomerie (63), Woody Austin (65), Tom Byrum (65), Dan Olsen (67) and Kent Jones (67).


The 61-year-old Langer, the Oasis Championship winner last week near his home in Boca Raton, won the event in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

Tour newcomer Retief Goosen (65) and Steve Stricker (66) topped the group at 9 under.

”I’ve been giving myself some opportunities around here the first couple of days and just not getting it in there, not knocking ’em in,” Stricker said. ”I’ll hit good putts, a lot of misreads. I’ll hit a few bad putts. I’m just struggling on getting it in the hole.”

Lyle followed his opening 63 with a 71 to drop into a tie for 15th at 8 under. Jay Haas also was 8 under, shooting a 70 a day after the 65-year-old player bettered his age with a 64.


Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Glen Day
-11
65
66
131
T1
Ken Tanigawa
-11
65
66
131
T1
Stephen Ames
-11
63
68
131
T4
Bernhard Langer
-10
68
64
132
T4
Colin Montgomerie
-10
69
63
132
T4
Kevin Sutherland
-10
70
62
132
T4
Woody Austin
-10
67
65
132
T4
Tom Byrum
-10
67
65
132
T4
Dan Olsen
-10
65
67
132
T4
Kent Jones
-10
65
67
132
T11
Retief Goosen
-9
68
65
133
T11
Steve Stricker
-9
67
66
133
T11
Rocco Mediate
-9
67
66
133
T11
Dudley Hart
-9
65
68
133
T15
Jerry Smith
-8
69
65
134
T15
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-8
68
66
134
T15
Olin Browne
-8
68
66
134
T15
Marco Dawson
-8
67
67
134
T15
Bob Estes
-8
66
68
134
T15
Sandy Lyle
-8
63
71
134
T15
Jay Haas
-8
64
70
134
T22
Paul Broadhurst
-7
69
66
135
T22
Gibby Gilbert III
-7
69
66
135
T22
Billy Andrade
-7
67
68
135
T25
Brandt Jobe
-6
68
68
136
T25
Scott McCarron
-6
69
67
136
T25
Scott Parel
-6
68
68
136
T25
Duffy Waldorf
-6
68
68
136
T25
Fran Quinn
-6
70
66
136
T25
David McKenzie
-6
67
69
136
T31
Joey Sindelar
-5
69
68
137
T31
Corey Pavin
-5
69
68
137
T31
Mark O’Meara
-5
69
68
137
T31
Paul Goydos
-5
69
68
137
T31
Darren Clarke
-5
68
69
137
T31
José María Olazábal
-5
68
69
137
T31
Kirk Triplett
-5
68
69
137
T31
Tom Lehman
-5
67
70
137
T31
David Toms
-5
67
70
137
T31
Jeff Maggert
-5
67
70
137
T31
Ken Duke
-5
67
70
137
T42
Esteban Toledo
-4
68
70
138
T42
Bart Bryant
-4
67
71
138
T42
Steve Flesch
-4
66
72
138
T45
Chris DiMarco
-3
69
70
139
T45
Gene Sauers
-3
68
71
139
T45
David Frost
-3
71
68
139
T48
Billy Mayfair
-2
69
71
140
T48
Brad Faxon
-2
73
67
140
T48
Wes Short, Jr.
-2
67
73
140
T51
Cliff Kresge
-1
69
72
141
T51
Jesper Parnevik
-1
70
71
141
T51
Tim Petrovic
-1
68
73
141
T51
Skip Kendall
-1
72
69
141
T51
Michael Bradley
-1
73
68
141
T51
Scott Verplank
-1
75
66
141
T51
Lee Janzen
-1
76
65
141
58
Hale Irwin
E
70
72
142
T59
Neal Lancaster
1
70
73
143
T59
Mark Calcavecchia
1
70
73
143
T59
Jeff Sluman
1
71
72
143
T59
Kevin Johnson
1
72
71
143
T59
Steve Pate
1
73
70
143
T59
Tom Pernice Jr.
1
74
69
143
T65
Greg Kraft
2
71
73
144
T65
Loren Roberts
2
72
72
144
T65
Tommy Tolles
2
72
72
144
T65
Joe Durant
2
77
67
144
T69
Scott Hoch
3
72
73
145
T69
Wayne Levi
3
74
71
145
T71
Hal Sutton
4
73
73
146
T71
Ian Woosnam
4
77
69
146
T73
John Huston
8
73
77
150
T73
Russ Cochran
8
74
76
150
T73
Tommy Armour III
8
75
75
150
76
John Harris
12
78
76
154
77
Tom Kite
16
78
80
158
WD
John Daly
20
20