Jeff Maggert, Jesper Parnevik team up to take Round 1 lead at Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf

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Jeff Maggert / Jesper Parnevik, 30-33 – 63 (-8)

• Teammates for the first time at the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, Maggert and Parnevik carded six birdies and an eagle on the par-5 eighth for an 8-under 63.
• The team birdied three of the four par 3s (Nos. 4, 7 and 17). The next three rounds will be played on par-3 courses, as Maggert/Parnevik will play 18 holes at Top of the Rock on Friday and Sunday, and the 13-hole Mountain Top on Saturday.
• In two previous appearances at this tournament, Maggert finished T22 with Andy North last year and T26 with Sandy Lyle in 2016. For Parnevik, he has three previous starts: T16 with Steve Lowery in 2017, T15 in Tommy Armour III in 2016, and T10 with Armour in 2015.
• Maggert’s best finish in six starts this season was a T9 at the Cologuard Classic, and he is currently No. 40 in the Charles Schwab Cup.
• Parnevik has two top-10s in seven starts this season, with his best being a tie for third at the Rapiscan Systems Classic. He is currently No. 17 in the Charles Schwab Cup.

Woody Austin / Mark Calcavecchia, 31-33 – 64 (-7)

• Austin/Calcavecchia made five birdies and an eagle on No. 8 en route to a 7-under 64. The team played the par 5s in 4-under and they parred all four par 3s.
• Austin won the 2016 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf with teammate Michael Allen. Last year, Austin and Calcavecchia teamed up for the first time and finished T20.
• Austin and Calcavecchia teamed up to win the QBE Shootout in 2007.
• Austin’s best finish in seven starts this season was T9 at the Cologuard Classic, and he is currently No. 33 in the Charles Schwab Cup.
• Calcavecchia’s 2018 season includes a win at the Boca Raton Championship, his first since 2015, and he is currently 10th in the Charles Schwab Cup.

Other notes

• The team of Tom Lehman (2) and Bernhard Langer (4) has a combined six Charles Schwab Cups. They carded a 6-under 65 and are T3. This is Langer’s first appearance at this event since 2016, when he and Lehman were T8.
• Davis Love III is making his first start on PGA TOUR Champions since he finished T10 in the 2017 PURE Insurance Championship. This is the second year he and Scott Verplank have teamed up, as they finished T8 at the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.
• Billy Andrade and Joe Durant, winners of the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, are T3 after an opening-round 65. This is the fourth straight year Andrade and Durant have competed together at this event.
• Paul Broadhurst and Kirk Triplett are partnering for the first time, and they are part of the five-way tie for third at 6-under. Broadhurst is making his tournament debut, while Triplett is making his fifth start, with his best previous finish being third with Craig Stadler.
• Steve Flesch and David Toms round out the fivesome at 6-under. Flesch and Toms are one of two teams of top-10 players (the other is Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, who are T22 at 3-under). Flesch is coming off a win at last week’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic, his first win on PGA TOUR Champions, while Toms has four top-five finishes this season.

Tournament Schedule

•    Friday – 18 teams will play 18 holes at Top of the Rock (par 27-27 – 54); the other 18 teams will play 13 holes at Mountain Top (par 39)
o    Format (Top of the Rock): Front nine – Alternate shot; Back nine – Best ball
o    Format (Mountain Top): Best ball

•    Saturday – 18 teams will play 18 holes at Top of the Rock (par 27-27 – 54); the other 18 teams will play 13 holes at Mountain Top (par 39)
o    Format (Top of the Rock): Front nine – Alternate shot; Back nine – Best ball
o    Format (Mountain Top): Best ball

•    Sunday – All players will play 18 holes at Top of the Rock (par 27-27 – 54)
o    Format (Top of the Rock): Front nine – Alternate shot; Back nine – Best ball

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