BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) – Bernhard Langer and Tom Pernice Jr. each shot 6-under 66 to tie for the first-round lead at the Allianz Championship on Friday.
Langer, who holed out a bunker shot to win here in a playoff in 2010, birdied three of the last four holes at Broken Sound.
Pernice was even through eight holes, but played the next six holes in six-under, including an eagle at No. 5 when he holed a pitching wedge from 128 yards, to charge into contention.
Defending champion Corey Pavin, Roger Chapman, Fred Funk, Scott Simpson and two players making their Champions Tour debuts – Rocco Mediate and Bart Bryant – were a shot back after 67s.