ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Curtis and Tom Strange saved par from a greenside water hazard on the 17th hole and finished with a 10-under 62 on Saturday for a share of the first-round lead with Bernhard and Jason Langer in the PNC Father/Son Challenge scramble event.
”Heck, (the water) was 12 inches deep there,” Curtis said. ”Tom hit a great shot out of there. It wasn’t easy. Then I made a putt. You’ll make a lot of birdies in this format, but sooner or later you’ll have to make a par.”
Bernhard Langer turned to 14-year-old son Jason after daughter Christina withdrew because of back issues.
”He did great,” Bernhard said. ”I’m very proud of him.”
Defending champions Stewart and Connor Cink were a stroke back at The Ritz Carlton Golf Club along with Johnny and Andy Miller, Vijay and Qass Singh, and Hale and Steve Irwin.
Jack and Jack II Nicklaus had a 67.
”We had an opportunity to shoot a decent round, but a few of the putts rolled around the cup,” Jack Nicklaus said. ”We needed two or three of those to go in, but right now we’re five behind in a scramble and that’ll be hard to do.”