Doug Garwood celebrates after sinking a birdie putt on the 18th hole during the second round of the Senior Players Championship golf tournament at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Friday, June 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Gene J. Puskar
October 14, 2016

CARY, N.C. (AP) Doug Garwood birdied seven of the final 11 holes for a 7-under 65 and the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' SAS Championship.

Winless on the 50-and-over tour, the 53-year-old Garwood birdied only one of the four par 5s - the ninth at Prestonwood Country Club in the final regular-season event of the year.

Brad Faxon was a stroke back at 66, and Bernhard Langer and Larry Mize shot 67. The 59-year-old Langer leads the tour with four victories and earnings of $2,512,659. He won the 2012 event and tied for third the last two years.

Senior British Open winner Paul Broadhurst was at 68 along with Michael Bradley, Brandt Jobe and Billy Mayfair.

Jay Haas shot a 74, five days after winning in Newport Beach, California, at 62 years, 10 months, 7 days to become the second-oldest winner in tour history.

The top 72 players on the money list after the tournament - and one player in the top 10 in the event but outside the top 72 for the season - will get spots in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs opener - the PowerShares QQQ Championship at Sherwood in Thousand Oaks, California, on Oct. 28-30.

Brian Henninger, 72nd with 172,853, shot a 72. Garwood is 37th with $483,745.

Defending champion Tom Lehman opened with a 72.

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