Tom Watson tees off the 10th hole to begin his first round of the Mitsubishi Electric Classic golf tournament at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga., Friday, April 16, 2016. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAIL
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April 15, 2016

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Tom Watson was in position to make PGA Tour Champions history after shooting a 4-under 68 on Friday for a share of the first-round lead with Tom Byrum and Mark O'Meara in the Mitsubishi Electric Classic.

A week after making his final appearance in the Masters, the 66-year-old Watson is trying to become the oldest winner on the 50-and-over tour. Mike Fetchick set the mark in the 1985 Hilton Head Seniors International on his 63rd birthday. That fact surprised Watson, who said ''Thanks for putting the pressure on me.''

Todd Hamilton, Jesper Parnevik and Kenny Perry were a stroke back at TPC Sugarloaf.

Bernhard Langer had a 75. He has a victory and two second-place finishes in the tournament's three years,

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