Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Regions Tradition


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major championships.

Jimenez birdied the first four holes in a front-nine 30 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The Spaniard took the outright lead with a short birdie putt on No. 13 after a rain delay of 1 hour, 17 minutes.

Gene Sauers, Wes Short Jr., Jerry Kelly and Joe Durant were second at 66.

Two-time defending champion Bernhard Langer closed with a birdie for a 70. He has a record 10 senior major title.

The round began with an early two-tee start to try to beat the rain that started pouring around lunchtime.