PGA Tour Champions

Constellation Senior Players Championship

July 12-15

Highland Park, Illinois

$2,800,000

July 12-15

Highland Park, Illinois

$2,800,000

Round 1

Kenny Perry and Mike Small take the lead

July 12, 2018

Kenny Perry and Mike Small shot 7-under 65s on Thursday to take the lead of the Constellation Senior Players Championship. They each made eight birdies and a bogey.

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Perry has four senior majors, two US Senior Opens in 2013 and 2017, a Senior Players Championship in 2013 and the Regions Tradition in 2014, but is coming back from shoulder surgery, suffering from back troubles and recovering from strep throat.

''I actually made some putts today,'' Perry said. ''I've had a tough year this year.''

The surgery on his right shoulder prevented him from playing from November to late April and he has only had one top-10 finish this season.

''I had played seven straight weeks in a row,'' Perry said. ''It was terrible. ... Seven weeks in a row was way too much golf for an old man, so I just said that was not what I needed to do anymore. Last week was horrible. I couldn't do a lot. And then didn't have a lot of expectations coming in here, but I hit the ball nice and finally made a few putts, and that's why I shot a good score.''

Small has never won on the PGA Tour Champions and is not a Tour member. He qualified with strong performances in events where he received sponsors' exemptions. He was T10 at the American Family Insurance Championship last month and T9 at the Principal Charity Classic in early June.

''Well, [a victory] would be great, but there's a lot of golf to go,'' he said. ''So yeah, that would be awesome. That's what we're here for. Everybody is here to win.''

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Kenny Perry
-7
65
T1
Mike Small
-7
65
T3
Bart Bryant
-6
66
T3
Glen Day
-6
66
T3
Jeff Maggert
-6
66
T6
Tom Byrum
-5
67
T6
Wes Short, Jr.
-5
67
T6
Scott Parel
-5
67
T6
Scott McCarron
-5
67
T6
Brandt Jobe
-5
67
T11
Tommy Tolles
-4
68
T11
Vijay Singh
-4
68
T11
Bernhard Langer
-4
68
T11
Rocco Mediate
-4
68
T11
Clark Dennis
-4
68
T16
Jerry Kelly
-3
69
T16
Woody Austin
-3
69
T16
Larry Mize
-3
69
T16
Bob Estes
-3
69
T16
Ken Tanigawa
-3
69
T16
Stephen Ames
-3
69
T16
Tom Lehman
-3
69
T16
Rod Spittle
-3
69
T24
Scott Dunlap
-2
70
T24
Tim Petrovic
-2
70
T24
Lee Janzen
-2
70
T24
Jeff Sluman
-2
70
T24
Jerry Smith
-2
70
T24
Jay Haas
-2
70
T24
David Frost
-2
70
T24
Duffy Waldorf
-2
70
T24
Corey Pavin
-2
70
T33
Mark Brooks
-1
71
T33
Paul Broadhurst
-1
71
T33
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-1
71
T33
Steve Flesch
-1
71
T33
Doug Garwood
-1
71
T33
Mike Goodes
-1
71
T33
Jay Don Blake
-1
71
T33
Phillip Price
-1
71
T33
David McKenzie
-1
71
T33
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
71
T33
Kevin Sutherland
-1
71
T33
Tom Kite
-1
71
T33
Gene Sauers
-1
71
T33
Carlos Franco
-1
71
T33
Sandy Lyle
-1
71
T33
Russ Cochran
-1
71
T33
Marco Dawson
-1
71
T33
Joey Sindelar
-1
71
T51
Kirk Triplett
E
72
T51
Fran Quinn
E
72
T51
Willie Wood
E
72
T51
Scott Verplank
E
72
T51
Billy Andrade
E
72
T51
John Daly
E
72
T51
Colin Montgomerie
E
72
T51
Tom Pernice Jr.
E
72
T51
Jesper Parnevik
E
72
T51
Gary Hallberg
E
72
T61
Tommy Armour III
1
73
T61
Joe Durant
1
73
T61
Hale Irwin
1
73
T61
Peter Lonard
1
73
T61
Esteban Toledo
1
73
T61
Todd Hamilton
1
73
T67
Skip Kendall
2
74
T67
David Toms
2
74
T67
Mark O'Meara
2
74
T67
Paul Goydos
2
74
T67
Olin Browne
2
74
T67
Brian Henninger
2
74
73
Billy Mayfair
3
75
T74
Kent Jones
4
76
T74
Michael Bradley
4
76
T74
Miguel Angel Martin
4
76
77
Steve Pate
6
78
WD
Fred Funk
--
19
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Kenny Perry
-7
65
T1
Mike Small
-7
65
T3
Bart Bryant
-6
66
T3
Glen Day
-6
66
T3
Jeff Maggert
-6
66
T6
Tom Byrum
-5
67
T6
Wes Short, Jr.
-5
67
T6
Scott Parel
-5
67
T6
Scott McCarron
-5
67
T6
Brandt Jobe
-5
67
T11
Tommy Tolles
-4
68
T11
Vijay Singh
-4
68
T11
Bernhard Langer
-4
68
T11
Rocco Mediate
-4
68
T11
Clark Dennis
-4
68
T16
Jerry Kelly
-3
69
T16
Woody Austin
-3
69
T16
Larry Mize
-3
69
T16
Bob Estes
-3
69
T16
Ken Tanigawa
-3
69
T16
Stephen Ames
-3
69
T16
Tom Lehman
-3
69
T16
Rod Spittle
-3
69
T24
Scott Dunlap
-2
70
T24
Tim Petrovic
-2
70
T24
Lee Janzen
-2
70
T24
Jeff Sluman
-2
70
T24
Jerry Smith
-2
70
T24
Jay Haas
-2
70
T24
David Frost
-2
70
T24
Duffy Waldorf
-2
70
T24
Corey Pavin
-2
70
T33
Mark Brooks
-1
71
T33
Paul Broadhurst
-1
71
T33
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-1
71
T33
Steve Flesch
-1
71
T33
Doug Garwood
-1
71
T33
Mike Goodes
-1
71
T33
Jay Don Blake
-1
71
T33
Phillip Price
-1
71
T33
David McKenzie
-1
71
T33
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
71
T33
Kevin Sutherland
-1
71
T33
Tom Kite
-1
71
T33
Gene Sauers
-1
71
T33
Carlos Franco
-1
71
T33
Sandy Lyle
-1
71
T33
Russ Cochran
-1
71
T33
Marco Dawson
-1
71
T33
Joey Sindelar
-1
71
T51
Kirk Triplett
E
72
T51
Fran Quinn
E
72
T51
Willie Wood
E
72
T51
Scott Verplank
E
72
T51
Billy Andrade
E
72
T51
John Daly
E
72
T51
Colin Montgomerie
E
72
T51
Tom Pernice Jr.
E
72
T51
Jesper Parnevik
E
72
T51
Gary Hallberg
E
72
T61
Tommy Armour III
1
73
T61
Joe Durant
1
73
T61
Hale Irwin
1
73
T61
Peter Lonard
1
73
T61
Esteban Toledo
1
73
T61
Todd Hamilton
1
73
T67
Skip Kendall
2
74
T67
David Toms
2
74
T67
Mark O'Meara
2
74
T67
Paul Goydos
2
74
T67
Olin Browne
2
74
T67
Brian Henninger
2
74
73
Billy Mayfair
3
75
T74
Kent Jones
4
76
T74
Michael Bradley
4
76
T74
Miguel Angel Martin
4
76
77
Steve Pate
6
78
WD
Fred Funk
--
19