NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Bernhard Langer birdied three of the last four holes for 8-under 63 and a two-stroke lead Friday after the first round of the Champions Tour's Toshiba Classic.
PALM HARBOR — John Daly has always been a fan favorite because of his ability to relate to the average golfer. On Friday at the Valspar Championship, he even played like an average golfer.
. FAST FACTS
PGA Tour Valspar Championship
Where: Innisbrook Resort, Copperhead Course, Palm Harbor
By RODNEY PAGE
PALM HARBOR — Justin Rose has played only four tournaments in 2014 due to tendinitis in his right shoulder, but his first two rounds at the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship showed him in good form.
PALM HARBOR — Kevin Na strolled out to Innisbrook's Copperhead Course driving range Thursday morning to warm up before his 8:10 a.m. Valspar Championship tee time. He hit about 20 balls and gave up.
PALM HARBOR — Robert Garrigus arrived at Innisbrook on Monday, but Thursday was the first time he played the Copperhead Course this week.
F ive players to keep an eye on at the Valspar Championship, which begins today at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor:
PALM HARBOR — Judging by past performances and expert's opinions, Jordan Spieth could have a long and distinguished PGA Tour career.
PALM HARBOR — Peter Uihlein is part of a wave of young professionals expected to take the PGA Tour by storm. Uihlein, 24, is a graduate of IMG's golf academy in Bradenton and was named the top college golfer in the country as a junior at Oklahoma State.
Kevin Streelman is used to entering a tournament under the radar. This week, things will be different.
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