RICHMOND, Va. — A left-handed, 50-year-oldschool outdated Masters champion was on prime on the Dominion Power Charity Conventional after a chronic Saturday at The Nation Membership of Virginia.
However it wasn’t Phil Mickelson.
Whereas Mickelson purchased most of the dignity as he tries to delivery his PGA Tour Champions occupation with consecutive victories, Mike Weir was a exiguous higher on a 36-hole day after rain washed out play Friday.
Weir shot 68-63 to reach 13 beneath and want a 3-stroke lead over Mickelson, who shot 68-66.
“I am expansive overjoyed with the system I carried out nowadays,” Weir acknowledged. “My mindset going into nowadays, lustrous we had 36, I needed to collect in a suited rhythm for the day on memoir of there might perchance be so many holes. Will personal to you collect in a suited rhythm, you doubtlessly can roughly scramble it and I did that.”
Mickelson gained his PGA Tour Champions debut at Ozarks Nationwide in August.
“Having carts makes having enjoyable with 36 masses easier,” Mickelson acknowledged. “I unquestionably cherished the day and put now not really feel all beat up take pleasure in we on the entire would. I believed it went OK. I let various pictures shuffle and I will cross work on it now, however I am in a beautiful enviornment heading into day after nowadays.”
He tried to be aggressive.
“I am making an attempt, man. I am making an attempt to assault,” Mickelson acknowledged. “I am making an attempt to hit drivers and collect after this path, however it unquestionably’s laborious to carry out from the robust.”
Weir, who gained the 2003 Masters for the supreme of his eight PGA Tour titles, was requested if he might perchance perchance effectively perchance take note of the ultimate time he slept on a lead.
“It’s been a chronic time.” Weir acknowledged. “It could perchance perchance effectively perchance want me a while to strategy up with when the ultimate time that was. It’s been a chronic time, so it feels fairly.”
Fellow foremost champion Retief Goosen was third at 8 beneath with Brandt Jobe. They each shot 68-68.
Bernhard Langer, the first-spherical chief after a 67, was 7 beneath with Wes Quick Jr. (69-68) after a second-spherical 70.
Ernie Els, the 50-year-oldschool outdated foremost champion coming off his second victory of the season last week in North Carolina, shot 72-66 to collect to six beneath.
Jim Furyk, one different 50-year-oldschool outdated foremost champion who gained in his first two senior begins, was 5 beneath after rounds of 71 and 68 alongside Mickelson and defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez.