12:21: Jack Wagner parred No. 13 to move into solo first place with 19 points
12:12: Tolliver parred No. 2 to move to plus 18 and Wagner notched a par at 12 to also reach 18 points. Fish extended his par streak to seven holes and joined them at 18. Josh Beckett has climbed into the chase with 15 points through 12 holes.
11:58: Wagner, Mardy Fish and Tolliver are leaders at plus-17. Fish has six straight pars (Nos. 18 through No. 5). David Wells, Marshall Faulk and Derek Lowe are two points back at plus-15.
11:48: Wells, after birdieing No. 9 to get to plus-15, parred No. 10 to get to plus-16. Wagner has moved into a tie for the lead with Tolliver after a par at No. 11. Marshall Faulk is at plus-15 after 10 holes. Scobee has two straight bogeys and remains at plus-14
11:44: Wells double bogeys No. 11 to fall to plus-14. Fish, the former tennis star, has strung together five straight pars and is at plus-16.
11:30 a.m. Pristine conditions are making for some great scores. Four-time champ Billy Joe Tolliver is at plus-17 for his first nine (he started on No. 10), while former champ Jack Wagner is at plus-16 through 10 holes. Former pitcher David Wells is also plus-16 through 10 holes and Derek Lowe is plus-14 through 9 along with Mardy Fish, who has completed 12 holes. Also at 14 is NFL kicker Josh Scobee.
9:29: Trent Dilfer waits patiently at the par-5 third for the group ahead to clear, and then shanks his shot well short of the green. He laughs at himself as soon as he hit it.
9:18: Wagner barely misses birdie putt and is plus-4 after two holes
8:59: Actor Jack Wagner drains a nice downhill putt for a sandy birdie on No. 1
8:46 Actor Dennis Haysbert skulls his opening tee shot along the ground on No. 10
It’s 6:32 a.m. when I pulled through the gates of Edgewood golf course. It’s early, but the course is already bustling with grounds people prepping the course and police officers doing sweeps of all the tents around the course. The course is in pristine condition. There is nothing like a golf course in the early morning, dew glistening on the fairways and greens. It’s 58 degrees with a slight wind.
As I got to 18, there is one solo golfer on the putting green. Arizona Cardinal defensive back Patrick Peterson is practicing in peaceful solitude. A few minutes later Kevin Millar, formerly of the Red Sox and ex-49er great Steve Young walk into the practice area.
American Century extends agreement for annual golf tournament to 2022.