NAPA, Calif. - The new PGA Tour season felt like an old one to a trio of Ryder Cup players Thursday at the Frys.com Open.
Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar and Jimmy Walker met on the 10th tee at Silverado. With a morning chill in the air and beautiful scenery of Napa Valley, it was vaguely similar to the rolling hills of Gleneagles in Scotland just two weeks ago at the Ryder Cup.
Except no one was singing. There was hardly anyone in the grandstand, or on the course.
"It's a little strange off the tee when no one is really here at 7:45," Mahan said after opening with 2-under 70, leaving him four shots out of the lead. "And out there at 7, everyone is singing along and the party is already started."
It was back to normal for those three Americans, along with Lee Westwood of England, who made two late birdies to salvage 73.
And it was another chance for Andres Gonzales, who made it back to the PGA Tour for the third time. The 31-year-old from Olympia, Wash., has yet to keep his card, and while this was only the first round, he was plenty happy with no bogeys on his card and 6-under 66.
Bae Sang-moon made seven birdies in the afternoon and joined him at 66. They were a shot ahead of Martin Laird.
LPGA: Top-ranked Stacy Lewis shot 6-under 65 for a one-stroke lead at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, the second event of the tour's six-tournament Asian swing. Lewis birdied the par-5 16th to break away from a tight leaderboard at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. Tied for second were South Koreans Na Yeon Choi, Hee Young Park, Eun Hee Ji and So Yeon Ryu.
Golfers from South Korea have won six of the past seven LPGA tournaments.
Amy Yang of South Korea and China's Shanshan Feng were among a group tied for sixth after shooting 67.
Natalie Gulbis shot 69, Karrie Webb carded 70 and Lexi Thompson - who won by four strokes here last year - had a 71. Paula Creamer shot 75.
European PGA: Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium shot 11-under 60 to take a three-shot lead in the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura. Colsaerts, who eagled 15 and 17 after recording seven birdies, came close to setting a tour record of 59 when his birdie putt missed on the par-4 18th. The round was suspended late due to rain. It will be finished today. It was the 19th time 60 has been reached on the tour.