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Today's live updates from the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship

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

Today's live updates from the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship 03/18/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 18, 2010 5:11pm]
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