PGA Tour Champions

Sanford International 2018

September 21-23

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$1,800,000

September 21-23

Minnehaha Country Club, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

$1,800,000

Round 1

Steve Stricker in four-way tie for lead

September 21, 2018

Steve Stricker shot a 7-under 63 on Friday to share the first-round lead at the Sanford International.

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The 51-year-old Stricker was 8 under through 17 holes at chilly, rain-softened Minnehaha Country Club but closed with a bogey to fall into a tie with Jerry Smith, Brandt Jobe and David McKenzie.

Stricker only got to play seven holes in the pro-am because of rain that prevented the field from getting in much practice.

''You've just kind of got to trust your yardage book and hit to the spots and then try to make a good game plan on the way into the green, too, not really knowing where to hit it or where to miss it up there on the green. Sometimes it's good, too,'' Stricker said. ''You go around and you're focused a lot more on hitting it to a specific spot and not knowing what lies ahead in the course. So I guess today was the ultimate 'Take one hole at a time' because we didn't really know anything else, what was coming.''

Stricker has two wins and has not finished worse than fifth in six starts this season on the over-50 tour as he continues to play a part-time schedule on the PGA Tour. Next week, he will be one of U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk's assistants at the matches outside Paris.

McKenzie, a 51-year-old Australian, had two eagles on the back nine, holing a wedge from 116 yards on the par-5 16th.

''We got told ... to play faster on No. 16, and so my caddie just said, 'Hit it in the hole so you don't have to putt it,' so I just did what he told me,'' McKenzie said.

Smith had eagles on Nos. 4 and 12.

''Honestly, I was just trying to hit some good shots and I really wasn't with the irons,'' Smith said. ''I just really didn't like the way I hit them today. You know, just the putter was the big difference for me. I just felt good with it all day, especially say outside of 10, 15 feet, where I felt like I was a lot.''

Scott McCarron, Lee Janzen and Paul Goydos were one shot back. McCarron came in second in the Charles Schwab Cup money standings behind Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is not playing this week.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Jerry Smith
-7
63
T1
Brandt Jobe
-7
63
T1
Steve Stricker
-7
63
T1
David McKenzie
-7
63
T5
Scott McCarron
-6
64
T5
Lee Janzen
-6
64
T5
Paul Goydos
-6
64
T8
Mike Goodes
-5
65
T8
John Huston
-5
65
T8
Todd Hamilton
-5
65
T8
Bob Estes
-5
65
T8
Kevin Sutherland
-5
65
T13
Tommy Armour III
-4
66
T13
Wes Short, Jr.
-4
66
T13
Dudley Hart
-4
66
T13
Scott Parel
-4
66
T13
Rocco Mediate
-4
66
T13
Duffy Waldorf
-4
66
T13
Kirk Triplett
-4
66
T20
Tom Byrum
-3
67
T20
Steve Jones
-3
67
T20
Corey Pavin
-3
67
T20
Kent Jones
-3
67
T20
Tom Pernice Jr.
-3
67
T20
Billy Andrade
-3
67
T20
Colin Montgomerie
-3
67
T20
David Toms
-3
67
T20
Joe Durant
-3
67
T20
Doug Garwood
-3
67
T20
Tommy Tolles
-3
67
T20
Mark Walker
-3
67
T20
Ken Tanigawa
-3
67
T33
Glen Day
-2
68
T33
Larry Mize
-2
68
T33
Tom Gillis
-2
68
T33
Gary Hallberg
-2
68
T33
Olin Browne
-2
68
T33
Jesper Parnevik
-2
68
T33
David Frost
-2
68
T33
Tim Petrovic
-2
68
T33
Jeff Maggert
-2
68
T33
Jerry Kelly
-2
68
T33
Esteban Toledo
-2
68
T33
Jay Haas
-2
68
T33
P.H. Horgan III
-2
68
T46
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
69
T46
Scott Dunlap
-1
69
T46
Steve Pate
-1
69
T46
Stephen Ames
-1
69
T46
Woody Austin
-1
69
T46
Marco Dawson
-1
69
T46
John Daly
-1
69
T46
Tom Kite
-1
69
T46
Paul Broadhurst
-1
69
T46
Mike Small
-1
69
T56
Peter Lonard
E
70
T56
Dan Forsman
E
70
T56
Billy Mayfair
E
70
T56
Mark O'Meara
E
70
T56
Carlos Franco
E
70
T56
Fran Quinn
E
70
T56
Clark Dennis
E
70
T63
Mark Brooks
1
71
T63
Blaine McCallister
1
71
T63
Jeff Sluman
1
71
T63
Sandy Lyle
1
71
T67
Joey Sindelar
2
72
T67
Brian Henninger
2
72
T67
Chris DiMarco
2
72
T67
Darren Clarke
2
72
T67
Chad Proehl
2
72
T72
Jay Don Blake
3
73
T72
Robert Gamez
3
73
T72
John Harris
3
73
T72
Tom Lehman
3
73
T76
Scott Hoch
4
74
T76
Vijay Singh
4
74
78
Steve Lowery
7
77
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Jerry Smith
-7
63
T1
Brandt Jobe
-7
63
T1
Steve Stricker
-7
63
T1
David McKenzie
-7
63
T5
Scott McCarron
-6
64
T5
Lee Janzen
-6
64
T5
Paul Goydos
-6
64
T8
Mike Goodes
-5
65
T8
John Huston
-5
65
T8
Todd Hamilton
-5
65
T8
Bob Estes
-5
65
T8
Kevin Sutherland
-5
65
T13
Tommy Armour III
-4
66
T13
Wes Short, Jr.
-4
66
T13
Dudley Hart
-4
66
T13
Scott Parel
-4
66
T13
Rocco Mediate
-4
66
T13
Duffy Waldorf
-4
66
T13
Kirk Triplett
-4
66
T20
Tom Byrum
-3
67
T20
Steve Jones
-3
67
T20
Corey Pavin
-3
67
T20
Kent Jones
-3
67
T20
Tom Pernice Jr.
-3
67
T20
Billy Andrade
-3
67
T20
Colin Montgomerie
-3
67
T20
David Toms
-3
67
T20
Joe Durant
-3
67
T20
Doug Garwood
-3
67
T20
Tommy Tolles
-3
67
T20
Mark Walker
-3
67
T20
Ken Tanigawa
-3
67
T33
Glen Day
-2
68
T33
Larry Mize
-2
68
T33
Tom Gillis
-2
68
T33
Gary Hallberg
-2
68
T33
Olin Browne
-2
68
T33
Jesper Parnevik
-2
68
T33
David Frost
-2
68
T33
Tim Petrovic
-2
68
T33
Jeff Maggert
-2
68
T33
Jerry Kelly
-2
68
T33
Esteban Toledo
-2
68
T33
Jay Haas
-2
68
T33
P.H. Horgan III
-2
68
T46
Mark Calcavecchia
-1
69
T46
Scott Dunlap
-1
69
T46
Steve Pate
-1
69
T46
Stephen Ames
-1
69
T46
Woody Austin
-1
69
T46
Marco Dawson
-1
69
T46
John Daly
-1
69
T46
Tom Kite
-1
69
T46
Paul Broadhurst
-1
69
T46
Mike Small
-1
69
T56
Peter Lonard
E
70
T56
Dan Forsman
E
70
T56
Billy Mayfair
E
70
T56
Mark O'Meara
E
70
T56
Carlos Franco
E
70
T56
Fran Quinn
E
70
T56
Clark Dennis
E
70
T63
Mark Brooks
1
71
T63
Blaine McCallister
1
71
T63
Jeff Sluman
1
71
T63
Sandy Lyle
1
71
T67
Joey Sindelar
2
72
T67
Brian Henninger
2
72
T67
Chris DiMarco
2
72
T67
Darren Clarke
2
72
T67
Chad Proehl
2
72
T72
Jay Don Blake
3
73
T72
Robert Gamez
3
73
T72
John Harris
3
73
T72
Tom Lehman
3
73
T76
Scott Hoch
4
74
T76
Vijay Singh
4
74
78
Steve Lowery
7
77