BOCA RATON, Fla. — Miguel Angel Jimenez birdied his ultimate 4 holes Friday for a 5-under 67, giving him a 1-shot lead over Paul Goydos and Rod Pampling within the TimberTech Championship.
The PGA Tour Champions occasion is the second of three within the postseason, with the main 36 gamers in factors advancing to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship subsequent week in Phoenix.
Jimenez is already locked in, a three-time winner this yr who got here into the occasion at No. 5 within the Schwab Cup standings.
Steven Alker hit into the water and made double bogey on the par-3 fifteenth gap at Royal Palm Yacht and Nation Membership. He birdied the 18th for a 70 and was tied for seventh.
Alker has such an enormous lead within the Schwab Cup that he’s assured the No. 1 seed for the season finale and will clinch the $1 million prize if he have been to win the TimberTech Championship.
Padraig Harrington, who’s No. 2 within the standings, had a 72.
The group at 69 included Tom Pernice Jr., who’s at No. 44 within the standings and could be projected to advance if he can maintain his place for the subsequent two days. Scott McCarron (No. 54) additionally had a 69 and was projected simply outdoors the highest 36.
Vijay Singh withdrew after 9 holes with a foot harm. He won’t be eligible for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship for the second time prior to now three seasons.