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Michael Allen fired a 12-under 60 on Friday to tie the Champions Tour record for lowest round.
Michael Allen fired a 12-under 60 on Friday to tie the Champions Tour record for lowest round.

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BOCA RATON, Fla. — Michael Allen matched the Champions Tour record with a 12-under 60 on Friday in the Allianz Championship, finishing the first round with an eagle and 10 birdies.

The 55-year-old Allen became the ninth player in the history of the 50-and-over tour to shoot 60 and the first to accomplish the feat on a par-72 course.

The others include Isao Aoki, Bruce Fleisher, Jay Haas, Walter Morgan, Nick Price, Tom Purtzer, Craig Stadler and Jim Thorpe.

Allen opened on the 10th hole and played each nine in 6-under 30 on The Old ...

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Jeff Rude
Tiger Woods flexes his muscle during a follow through at the 2013 Turkish Open.
Tiger Woods flexes his muscle during a follow through at the 2013 Turkish Open.

Jeff Rude’s “Hate To Be Rude” column appears on Golfweek.com on Wednesday.

• I look at a muscled-up Tiger Woods and wonder: Is he preparing for Olympic golf or the Mr. Olympia bodybuilding contest?

• A large headline in a newspaper ad the other day read: “Scientists predict end of obesity by 2018.” I was disappointed when the subhead didn’t read: “But Gary Player is skeptical.”

• At least one new golf initiative intended to pump more fun into the game suggests oversized cups on greens. The archives, though, show that old is merely new again. In 1933 at The ...

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Adam Schupak

The Legends of Golf is close to landing a big fish as its new title sponsor.

Ric Clarson, the PGA Tour’s senior vice president of market development, confirmed that serious talks are ongoing with Bass Pro Shops to become the new title sponsor of the Champions Tour staple.

If a deal is reached, the 36th rendition of the popular two-man team event could be held in June at Branson Creek Golf Club in Branson, Mo.

Golfweek.com reported in April during The Legends of Golf that Liberty Mutual might not renew the longest-running title sponsorship in golf. In November ...

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Alex Miceli
A scene from the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links, which will host the 2016 Senior Open Championship.
A scene from the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links, which will host the 2016 Senior Open Championship.

Sunningdale Golf Club and Carnoustie Golf Links will host the 2015 and 2016 Senior Open championships, respectively, the R&A announced Monday.

It will be the second time that the Old Course at Sunningdale, located outside of London, has hosted the event. In 2009, Loren Roberts defeated Fred Funk and Ireland’s Mark McNulty in a playoff.

Carnoustie, located in Angus, Scotland, and a fixture on the Open Championship rota, has hosted seven Open Championships, the 2011 Women’s British Open and the 2010 Senior British Open, won by Bernhard Langer.

“After a hugely successful Senior Open at Royal Birkdale ...

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Golfweek Staff
Bernhard Langer during the final round of his win at the Champions Tour's 2014 Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.
Bernhard Langer during the final round of his win at the Champions Tour's 2014 Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hawaii.

With birdies on five holes down the stretch, Bernhard Langer built a lead over Fred Couples and shot his second 64 in as many days to win by three shots in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

Starting the day 14 under and tied with Couples, Langer fell behind Jeff Sluman – who in his 80th straight Champions Tour start started the day two back but moved to 17 under on the strength of five front-nine birdies.

Sluman moved to 18 under, but was caught by Langer and Couples when they birdied the 13th.

Langer went on to ...

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Fred Couples during his win in the 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship in San Francisco.
Fred Couples during his win in the 2013 Charles Schwab Cup Championship in San Francisco.

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Bernhard Langer and Fred Couples broke away with birdies on the 17th to top the leaderboard going into Sunday's final round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.

Facing benign conditions for the 35th season opener for the Champions Tour, Langer shot an 8-under 64 to get to 14 under for the tournament. Couples caught him with his second straight 65.

Mark O'Meara was just one stroke back of the leaders. O'Meara was 7 under after seven holes and finished with a 65.

David Frost, who lost to John Cook in a playoff here last ...

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Rocco Mediate watches his tee shot at No. 9 during the 2013 Allianz Championship on The Old Course at Broken Sound.
Rocco Mediate watches his tee shot at No. 9 during the 2013 Allianz Championship on The Old Course at Broken Sound.

KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii — Rocco Mediate fought off a left hip problem to take the first-round lead in the Champions Tour's season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.

Mediate shot a 9-under 63 on Friday at Hualalai Golf Course, playing the first seven holes in 6-under with four birdies and a chip-in eagle on the par-5 seventh. He added birdies on Nos. 10, 14 and 18 — holing a 15-footer from the fringe on the closing hole.

"I almost didn't play. My left hip is really bothering me," said Mediate, a two-time winner last year in his first season on the 50-and-over tour after ...

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Brentley Romine
Stewart Cink and his son, Connor, won the 2013 PNC Father/Son Challenge at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.
Stewart Cink and his son, Connor, won the 2013 PNC Father/Son Challenge at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Connor Cink was 15 years old when his dad, Stewart Cink, won the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry.

He remembers watching his dad sink a 12-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole that eventually would force a playoff with five-time Open champion Tom Watson. The elder Cink would then defeat Watson in four extra holes to capture his lone major victory.

"I just remember thinking that this is the most incredible thing," Connor Cink said. "I've believed in him playing all through (his career), but watching him almost go unconscious and knock down these ridiculous shots one ...

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December 14, 2013 | 12:25 p.m.

Champions Tour announces 2014 schedule

Cassie Stein
Kenny Perry after winning the 2013 U.S. Senior Open at Omaha (Neb.) CC.
Kenny Perry after winning the 2013 U.S. Senior Open at Omaha (Neb.) CC.

Following a year in which the Champions Tour crowned its 1,000th winner in its 1,000th tournament, the 2014 season has 25 tournaments slated.

One change is to the Insperity Championship, which is now the tour’s first invitational tournament, for 81 players.

One week still remains open on the schedule, June 5-8. Tour officials hope to announce a new event soon.

Here is the complete schedule:

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Jan 16-19: Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, Ka’upulehu-Kona, Hawaii

Feb. 6-9: Allianz Championship, Boca Raton, Fla.

Feb 13-16: ACE Group Classic, Naples, Fla.

March 13-16: Toshiba Classic, Newport Beach, Calif.

March ...

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Adam Schupak
Curtis Strange returns to the PNC Father/Son Challenge this year after missing last year's event due to injury.
Curtis Strange returns to the PNC Father/Son Challenge this year after missing last year's event due to injury.

ORLANDO, Fla. –– Alastair Johnston remembers when the idea for the PNC Father/Son Challenge struck him. This was several years ago in the pre-cellphone days and the IMG golf executive was at TPC Michigan, site of the Ford Senior Players Championship.

There in the locker room were three major champions lined up at a bank of phones: Raymond Floyd, Dave Stockton and Jack Nicklaus.

“They were all talking to their kids,” Johnston said. “It was far more important how their kids were playing than how they were doing and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could create ...

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December 12, 2013 | 11:05 a.m.

Tee times: PNC Father/Son Challenge, Round 1

Brentley Romine
Dru Love stretches on the range prior to Wednesday's practice round at the 2013 PNC Father/Son Challenge. Love and his dad, Davis Love III, are the defending champions.
Dru Love stretches on the range prior to Wednesday's practice round at the 2013 PNC Father/Son Challenge. Love and his dad, Davis Love III, are the defending champions.

Davis Love III and his son Dru Love, who plays college golf at Alabama, will begin their title defense of the PNC Father/Son Challenge on Saturday at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Fla.

The father-son duo will be paired with Larry Nelson and his son Drew Nelson in the final tee time of the first round at 10:09 a.m. Larry Nelson won this event in 2011 and 2004 with Drew, and in 2010 with his other son, Josh.

Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II are paired with Lee Trevino and Daniel Trevino in the ...

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Adam Schupak
Lee Trevino practices for the 2013 PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, Fla.
Lee Trevino practices for the 2013 PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, Fla.

— On a warm December morning, the driving range at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club was empty except for one lone golfer at the far end in the distance. Squint if you must, but the swing is a dead giveaway. In his inimitable fashion, he once described his move as “looking like a caveman killing his lunch.”

There is Lee Trevino, the golfer who claims he came from a long line of striped range balls, still beating them all these years later. He turned 74 on Dec. 1, and says, “I’m old, and I wish I was young.”

He ...

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December 10, 2013 | 4:35 p.m.

Quick Read: PNC Father/Son Challenge

Bill Zimmerman
Jack Nicklaus II chips as his father watches during the Father/Son Challenge in 2008.
Jack Nicklaus II chips as his father watches during the Father/Son Challenge in 2008.

Here are some top facts and figures from this week's PNC Father/Son Challenge in Orlando, featuring several top PGA Tour and Champions Tour players.

Time and place: Saturday and Sunday, Grande Lakes Orlando (Fla.), Ritz-Carlton Golf Club

Top-ranked players, OWGR: [134, Vijay Singh; 164, Stewart Cink]. Sagarin: [106, Cink; 122, Singh].

At stake: $200,000 first prize in $1 million purse.

Short shots: This tournament is less about current ranking than career achievement (497 total wins) and family; top names range from Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino to Nick Faldo and Curtis Strange. . . . Nicklaus, teaming with namesake Jack ...

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December 9, 2013 | 1:43 p.m.

Monday musings: Golfers' day via Twitter

Bill Zimmerman
Zach Johnson during his win over Tiger Woods in the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.
Zach Johnson during his win over Tiger Woods in the 2013 Northwestern Mutual World Challenge.

Monday's musings from the world of golf were varied – and creative. Here are a few highlights from the Twitter feeds of top pros and figures of the game:

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Several chimed in, naturally, on Zach Johnson's comeback win over Tiger Woods on Sunday in the World Challenge – including the winner himself:

Natalie Gulbis, @natalie_gulbis: "Congrats to @ZachJohnsonPGA winning yesterday!!! Watching highlights now...Yeah Zach!!!"

Beatriz Recari, @BeatrizRecari: "@ZachJohnsonPGA Just landed and saw your amazing finish! Huge congrats! @oakley #happyholidays"

Graham DeLaet, @GrahamDeLaet: "@ZachJohnsonPGA I just saw the video of that hole out. That was sweet man. Congrats on the ...

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Bill Zimmerman
Kevin Kisner during the PGA Tour's 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Kevin Kisner during the PGA Tour's 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

A par at the 18th wrapped up a Sunday 74 and a one-shot win for Kevin Kisner in the Pebble Beach Invitational.

Entering the final round with a two-stroke lead, Kisner finished at 13 under – thanks to a 15-footer for par – for the $60,000 first prize. The former University of Georgia golfer held off a charge from Georgia Tech product Chesson Hadley, whose 70 distanced him from the rest of the field. Finishing T-3 another four shots back were Scott Langley and William McGirt.

Kisner posted on Twitter after his round on his account, @K_Kisner: "Big thanks to @CallawayGolf ...

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