Kyle Williams was the surprise name at the top of the scoreboard Friday at the American Century Golf Classic.
Williams, a defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills, put together a two-under par effort and racked up 25 points in the first round of the 54-hole celebrity-laden event at the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club.
That gave him a five-point lead over pre-tournament favorite Tony Romo and former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz.
Romo bogeyed four of his last five holes to finish his day on a sour note but he kept himself in the hunt.
Miguel-Angel Jimenez Can Break His Own Record:
Miguel-Angel Jimenez already holds the record on the European Tour as the oldest winner.
He’s trying to re-write that record. The 56-year-old Jimenez shot 65 Friday and leads the Austrian Open at the halfway mark. He’s 11-under, two clear of five players tied for second at nine-under, including first round leader Joost Luiten.
“It feels great,” Jimenez said, puffing on a post-round cigar. “Four months without competing, it’s nice getting back into a tournament and feeling the tension again — I was excited to get back. I miss the competition.”
Jimenez, a 21-time European Tour winner who is making his 705th career appearance, already owns the first, second and third-place marks as the oldest player to win a European Tour event. Jimenez won the Spanish Open in 2014, at 50 years old and 133 days.