Check back throughout the day as Rodney Page blogs from the Transitions Championship at Innisbrook:
4:05: Daly is back to being Daly. He has bogied the ninth and tenth holes, but then birdied the 12th to get to 1-under. It's going to be a see saw finish, and there will be no more Daly references unless he makes a big move up or down.
Also, former champion Carl Pettersson and Kenny Perry are 4-under after 11 holes and making the biggest afternoon moves. Jim Furyk is also in the hunt at 3-under through ten. A very tight leaderboard for sure.
2:45: Don't look now, but John Daly is making his way up the leaderboard. Daly is 2-under through seven holes, just four shots out of the lead and tied for 11th.
Also, Jim Furyk is 3-under through five holes. It looks like the afternoon is going to yield some low scores as well.
12:45: Dade City's Garrett Willis holds the early first round lead after a 6-under, 65.
Willis is a member of Lake Jovita Golf Club and is in the Transitions tournament on a sponsor's exemption. He attended East Tennessee State, but Willis chose to wear a USF Bulls hat during his first round.
"I've lived here for a while and I always like to support the home team,'' Willis said. "I've gone to some basketball and football games.''
Defending champ Retief Goosen is 4-under after 16 holes, the most notable name of a group of four players at 4-under. Also, the afternoon groups have started to tee off.
10:15 a.m.: The Transistions Championship at Innisbrook is underway and it looks like it will be a cool and clear day.
Vijay Singh, the 2004 champion, was a late scratch due to back problems. He was replaced by Jeff Maggert, who is currently 3-under through seven holes and tied for the lead.
Jonathan Byrd and Brandt Snedeker are also 3-under early in the tournament. All golfers in the morning tee times are on the course. The first afternoon tee times begin at 12:30.
— Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer