GLENEAGLES (Scotland) — After his original set of clubs failed to arrive from the United States he bought a new set. Glen DayNever imagined that you would be a contender at this weeks Senior British Open.
Imagine his surprise when he took a share of first round lead at Gleneagles on Wednesday.
Day said that he got his clubs in time to play some practice rounds. Although its not ideal, I may still play these clubs even if I get my stuff.
Day converted a 8-foot eagle putt at The Kings Courses par-5 18th to match Stephen Ames bogey-free 6-under 64.
According to the 56-year-old American, he arrived in Scotland with nothing. He didnt feel like he did well with his new driver or putter.
He said, I have no reason for believing that I would play good today.
Padraig HarringtonHe wasnt impressed by his performance in his first Senior Open appearance.
Despite this, the two-time Open champion and reigning U.S. Senior Open Champion made five birdies on his round of 66.
Im happy to have the score, the 50 year-old Irishman stated. I was very tentative. I putted well and my putter saved most of the day. I was very tentative with my iron shots.
Ernie ElsTwo-time British Open winner, he shot a 66, which included an eagle on 14th par-4.
Bernhard LangerThe 64-year-old German, who has won the Senior Open four consecutive times, was just three strokes behind the leader. Champion in defense Stephen DoddWales reached 1 under with an eagle at the 18th.