GRAND BLANC, Mich. — Tommy Armour III was enjoying enough golf throughout the stunt to understand that his game was in great form. He needed was a place from the Ally Challenge to reveal it Friday.
Armour and Billy Andrade each opened using a 6-under 66 in Warwick Hills to discuss the lead by one shot Bernhard Langer since the PGA Tour Champions returned for the first time since March.
Armour was not at the area until he arrived in the path Monday and heard Brandt Jobe had pulled.
“I played with a great deal of golfing in this stage where we have not been enjoying, and that I had been excited about playing nicely,” Armour said. “There is two more rounds left. However, I had a fantastic feeling coming back when I was hoping to get from the championship. I mean, a great deal of 50-year-olds and also, and from 81 gamers, somebody’s going to break down a bit”
Andrade played with bogey-free because of his 66 in the path that for many years hosted the Buick Open on the PGA Tour. Andrade never needed a great deal of success in Warwick Hills following a runner-up conclusion in 1989.
Additionally, it felt like a very long time because he’d competed. Contrary to Armour, he was not certain what to anticipate.
“We all, I believe, are in precisely the exact same ship,” Andrade said. “You do not understand coming out, from the gate, the way you are likely to perform with. I took a great deal of time off, then started playing a little bit in your home. Somewhat sloppy in some of the rounds I’ve played, and now I wasn’t sloppy in any way, so it was actually excellent.”
Langer leads the Charles Schwab Cup points list, which will not be determined until the conclusion of 2021 due to how long that the 50-and-older excursion dropped to the coronavirus pandemic. He made six birdies at 12 holes prior to throwing a pair of bogeys that slowed his sanity. He had his 26th straight round of par or greater.
Additionally at 67 were Tom Gillis and Wes Short Jr.
Former U.S. Open winner Jim Furyk produced his PGA Tour Champions introduction with a 68. Furyk, former Masters champion Mike Weir and K.J. Choi every flipped 50 through the shutdown. Furyk is one of previous winners in Warwick Hills.
Weir shot a 70, and Choi needed a 72.
Ernie Els, who won the Hoag Classic the last time that the PGA Tour Champions played in March, made a hole-in-one about the eight hole using a 6-iron out of 192 yards. He started using a 69.