Regions Tradition - R1

Glen Day leading as play suspended in Alabama

May 09-12
Greystone G&CC, Birmingham, Alabama
$2,400,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4, Round 4 (cont.)


Glen Day was 7 under through 16 holes to top the Regions Tradition leaderboard Thursday when bad weather halted the opening round of the first PGA Tour Champions major of the year.

After a two-tee start to try to beat the weather, lightning stopped play just after noon when Day was aiming for his second straight long birdie putt on Greystone’s Founders Course. Tour officials announced more than four hours later that the first round would resume early Friday.

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Defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez and David Toms were two strokes back. Jimenez played 17 holes, and Toms finished 13.

Day made a third straight birdie on No. 16 and was lining up for a shot at another one when play was suspended.

Day predicted that ”the scores will go way low” before the tournament is over – weather permitting.

”Now, if we want to call the tournament right now, I’m all for it,” he said, laughing. ”I mean, we can call it now. But if we get in four rounds, there will be a lot of birdies made.


”Plus, with the weather that’s coming in, the golf course will be soft, the greens will be holding. They just firmed up a little bit and they’re going to be really good. I think the scores will go way low.”

Day is seeking his first win on the senior tour. His only PGA Tour victory came in 1999.

Jimenez, who started on the 10th hole, shot 37 on the first nine. He then had birdies on six of his next seven. He won his first senior major last year at the Regions Tradition, when he held or shared the lead after all four rounds.

Billy Andrade finished with a 4-under 68 after posting six birdies and a pair of bogeys. Two-time champion Bernhard Langer, winner of a record 10 senior major championships, was 3 under with one hole to play.


Pos.
Player
Thru
To Par
R1
1
Glen Day
16
-7
T2
Miguel Angel Jiménez
17
-5
T2
David Toms
13
-5
4
Billy Andrade
F
-4
68
T5
Willie Wood
F
-3
69
T5
Bernhard Langer
17
-3
T5
Steve Jones
15
-3
T5
Steve Stricker
13
-3
T9
Mike Goodes
F
-2
70
T9
Tom Byrum
16
-2
T9
Jesper Parnevik
14
-2
T9
José María Olazábal
14
-2
T9
Jerry Kelly
13
-2
T9
Gene Sauers
12
-2
T9
Jeff Maggert
12
-2
T16
Michael Bradley
F
-1
71
T16
Stephen Ames
F
-1
71
T16
Scott Parel
F
-1
71
T16
Olin Browne
17
-1
T16
Kevin Sutherland
16
-1
T16
Joey Sindelar
15
-1
T16
Brandt Jobe
14
-1
T16
Ian Woosnam
14
-1
T16
Paul Goydos
13
-1
T16
Esteban Toledo
14
-1
T16
Bart Bryant
12
-1
T27
Kent Jones
F
E
72
T27
Shaun Micheel
17
E
T27
Vijay Singh
16
E
T27
Corey Pavin
15
E
T27
Billy Mayfair
15
E
T27
Paul Broadhurst
14
E
T27
Duffy Waldorf
15
E
T27
Jerry Pate
14
E
T27
Tom Lehman
13
E
T27
Marco Dawson
13
E
T27
Fred Funk
11
E
T27
Wes Short, Jr.
11
E
T27
Dan Forsman
11
E
T40
Spike McRoy
F
1
73
T40
Gary Hallberg
F
1
73
T40
Jeff Sluman
F
1
73
T40
Darren Clarke
16
1
T40
Russ Cochran
16
1
T40
Ken Tanigawa
14
1
T40
Scott McCarron
13
1
T40
Doug Garwood
12
1
T40
Larry Nelson
12
1
T49
Lee Janzen
F
2
74
T49
Rocco Mediate
F
2
74
T49
Colin Montgomerie
F
2
74
T49
Retief Goosen
F
2
74
T49
Kirk Triplett
17
2
T49
Joe Durant
14
2
T49
Kenny Perry
12
2
T49
Scott Hoch
12
2
T49
Mark Calcavecchia
12
2
T49
Bob Gilder
11
2
T59
Steve Flesch
F
3
75
T59
Tim Petrovic
F
3
75
T59
Chris DiMarco
17
3
T59
Fran Quinn
15
3
T59
David Frost
13
3
T59
John Huston
13
3
T59
Woody Austin
12
3
T66
Tommy Armour III
F
4
76
T66
Len Mattiace
17
4
T66
Tom Pernice Jr.
12
4
T66
Steve Pate
12
4
T66
Carlos Franco
11
4
T66
Tommy Tolles
11
4
T72
Tom Kite
14
5
T72
Jerry Smith
13
5
T72
Paul Lawrie
12
5
T75
Mark McNulty
15
6
T75
David McKenzie
15
6
77
Tom Gillis
15
8
WD
Dudley Hart
76