Mitsubishi Electric Championship 2019 - Round 1

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David Toms and Joe Durant tied for lead at 7-under.
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PGA Tour Champions

Mitsubishi Electric Championship

January 17-19

Hualalai Golf Course, Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii

$1,800,000

January 17-19

Hualalai Golf Course, Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii

$1,800,000

Round 1

David Toms and Joe Durant tied for lead at 7-under

Round 2

Round 3

Round 2

Round 3

January 17, 2019

David Toms and Joe Durant each shot 7-under 65 in windy conditions Thursday to share the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

The 52-year-old Toms closed his bogey-free round with a 2-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th. He won the U.S. Senior Open last year for his first Champions title after winning 13 times on the PGA Tour.

''I didn't know what to expect,'' Toms said. ''I had played well all week, but we hadn't had any wind, so that was nice to go out there and be able to control the ball and do all the things you need to do to be able to play in the wind. Got off to a good start and just kind of kept going.''

The 54-year-old Durant also birdied the 18th. The four-time PGA Tour winner took the Chubb Classic last season for his third career victory on the 50-and-over circuit.

''It was tricky, especially the last couple days it was pretty benign for here, so when we got out there today, what was 10 to 15 (mph) felt like 30 at times,'' Durant said. ''Tricky with the pins being a little more difficult. The greens rolled nicely, but that wind, it was tough. You had to hit some really good shots.''

Miguel Angel Jimenez and Scott Parel were tied for third at 68. Jimenez won at Hualalai in 2015.

Vijay Singh topped a large group at 69.

Bernhard Langer, the tournament winner in 2009, 2014 and 2017, opened with a 70.

Steve Stricker also shot 70, playing alongside defending champion Jerry Kelly in a pairing of Madison, Wisconsin, friends. Kelly had a 71.

Fred Couples shot 72, and John Daly had a 73.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Joe Durant
-7
65
T1
David Toms
-7
65
T3
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-4
68
T3
Scott Parel
-4
68
T5
Sandy Lyle
-3
69
T5
Jeff Sluman
-3
69
T5
Marco Dawson
-3
69
T5
Brandt Jobe
-3
69
T5
Kevin Sutherland
-3
69
T5
Tom Lehman
-3
69
T5
Kenny Perry
-3
69
T5
Paul Goydos
-3
69
T5
Kirk Triplett
-3
69
T5
Vijay Singh
-3
69
T5
Colin Montgomerie
-3
69
T16
Corey Pavin
-2
70
T16
Olin Browne
-2
70
T16
Paul Broadhurst
-2
70
T16
Steve Stricker
-2
70
T16
Bernhard Langer
-2
70
T21
Steve Flesch
-1
71
T21
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
71
T21
Rocco Mediate
-1
71
T21
Stephen Ames
-1
71
T21
Gene Sauers
-1
71
T21
Woody Austin
-1
71
T21
Jerry Kelly
-1
71
T21
Tom Watson
-1
71
T21
Scott McCarron
-1
71
T30
Carlos Franco
E
72
T30
Lee Janzen
E
72
T30
Jay Haas
E
72
T30
Ken Tanigawa
E
72
T30
Fred Couples
E
72
T35
John Daly
1
73
T35
Mark O'Meara
1
73
T35
Bart Bryant
1
73
38
Larry Mize
3
75
T39
Tom Kite
6
78
T39
Hale Irwin
6
78
41
Jeff Maggert
7
79
42
Loren Roberts
8
80
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Joe Durant
-7
65
T1
David Toms
-7
65
T3
Miguel Angel Jiménez
-4
68
T3
Scott Parel
-4
68
T5
Sandy Lyle
-3
69
T5
Jeff Sluman
-3
69
T5
Marco Dawson
-3
69
T5
Brandt Jobe
-3
69
T5
Kevin Sutherland
-3
69
T5
Tom Lehman
-3
69
T5
Kenny Perry
-3
69
T5
Paul Goydos
-3
69
T5
Kirk Triplett
-3
69
T5
Vijay Singh
-3
69
T5
Colin Montgomerie
-3
69
T16
Corey Pavin
-2
70
T16
Olin Browne
-2
70
T16
Paul Broadhurst
-2
70
T16
Steve Stricker
-2
70
T16
Bernhard Langer
-2
70
T21
Steve Flesch
-1
71
T21
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
71
T21
Rocco Mediate
-1
71
T21
Stephen Ames
-1
71
T21
Gene Sauers
-1
71
T21
Woody Austin
-1
71
T21
Jerry Kelly
-1
71
T21
Tom Watson
-1
71
T21
Scott McCarron
-1
71
T30
Carlos Franco
E
72
T30
Lee Janzen
E
72
T30
Jay Haas
E
72
T30
Ken Tanigawa
E
72
T30
Fred Couples
E
72
T35
John Daly
1
73
T35
Mark O'Meara
1
73
T35
Bart Bryant
1
73
38
Larry Mize
3
75
T39
Tom Kite
6
78
T39
Hale Irwin
6
78
41
Jeff Maggert
7
79
42
Loren Roberts
8
80

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