Jimenez shoots 65 to take first-round lead; tee times for Saturday
Miguel Angel Jimenez beat the field and mid-90s heat to take the first-round lead Friday at the PGA TOUR Champions American Family Insurance Championship. The second round begins at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, followed by final-round play on Sunday.
Jimenez shot a 7-under 65 on the University Ridge Golf Course, two shots clear of defending champion Jerry Kelly. Six players are tied for third place, another shot back, including 2017 tournament winner Fred Couples, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, Colin Montgomerie, Wes Short Jr. and Ken Tanigawa.
Player-host Steve Stricker is in a tie for 14th place after shooting a two-under 70. Marco Dawson had a hole-in-one on the par-three 12th hole on the way to a one-under 71.
“I played very, very solid all day. My putting was working also,” said Jimenez, who is seeking his 11th PGA TOUR Champions title. “I make two eagles on two par 5s, that helps a lot. Some very good shots to the flag, and I give myself chances for birdie; very, very close. I tap it in and that's where we are, 7 under.”