Joey Sindelar turned 50 last month and now has two Champions Tour events under his belt. He tied for 61st at the Cap Cana Championship (more on that below) and tied for 15th at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Sindelar, a seven-time PGA TOUR winner and one of the TOUR’s most likeble guys, last captured a title at the 2004 Wachovia Championship for his first win in 14 years. He’s writing a diary for PGATOUR.COM throughout his rookie season to share some of his more memorable moments.

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Jesper Parnevik has been inconsistent, but something worked Thursday, with Parnevik overcoming gusty wind and a redesigned course to shoot a 2-under 68 in the first round of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. His is one shot behind Ryan Moore, Mathew Goggin and Eric Axley.

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Jesper Parnevik has been inconsistent, but something worked Thursday, with Parnevik overcoming gusty wind and a redesigned course to shoot a 2-under 68 in the first round of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. His is one shot behind Ryan Moore, Mathew Goggin and Eric Axley.

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The field for THE PLAYERS Championship will be nearly finalized following this week’s EDS Byron Nelson Championship, where players have a chance to move up the Official World Golf Ranking or FedExCup points list in order to qualify for the May 5-11 event. Players in the top 50 of the World Ranking or top 10 in the FedExCup points standings on Monday, April 28, will help round out THE PLAYERS field. In addition, if the winner of the EDS Byron Nelson Championship or next week’s Wachovia Championship is not already qualified, he will gain entry into THE PLAYERS.

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HILTON HEAD, S.C. — There must have been 40 boats anchored in Calibogue Sound on Sunday afternoon as Boo Weekley cruised to victory for the second straight time at Harbour Town. They saluted the Verizon Heritage champion by blowing their air horns in unison and Boo acknowledged them with a wave as he made his way up to the 18th green.

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SAVANNAH, GA — The 31st annual Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf returns to the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa and players have announced their final team selections for the Legends Division (ages 50+). Played as an individual stroke-play event over the past six years, the new all-team, official money/win format has created an exciting buzz among players and golf fans alike.

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Defending champions Butch Baird and Bobby Nichols, along with the teams of Al Geiberger-Jimmy Powell and Bruce Devlin-Larry Mowry, all fired bogey-free 8-under-par 64s Monday to share the first-round Demaret Division lead at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa.

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Phil Mickelson stood on a portico behind the new TPC Sawgrass clubhouse, Waterford crystal in hand for winning the 2007 PLAYERS Championship, thanks and gratitude pouring out for the people who helped him win yet another significant championship. He made a move to leave the podium, then suddenly stepped back and made one more comment, seemingly embarrassed with his memory lapse. “Oh … and I love the changes,” he said.

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Athens, Ga. — Nobody in Georgia was more surprised that Robert Damron was in a playoff at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic than Robert Damron. The 35-year old Floridian wasn’t as sharp as he wanted to be but wound up making putt after putt over four days at Jennings Mill Country Club.

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LUTZ, Fla. — With his victory, Tom Watson becomes the first player to successfully defend at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am. Watson also becomes the third two-time winner of this event, joining Bob Charles (1989, 1991) and Bruce Fleisher (2000, 2003). This also marked the first time Watson has defended a title in his Champions Tour career.

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LUTZ, Fla. — Mark Wiebe shoots for his third career win on the Champions Tour Sunday in his 13th start on the circuit. Last month, Bernhard Langer claimed the Ginn Championship at Hammock Beach, his third title in his 12th career appearance on the circuit.

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ATHENS, Ga. — The stage for Sunday’s final round of the Athens Regional Foundation Classic is set up for a possible showdown between a 22-year-old hometown rookie with nothing to lose contrasted against a 36-year-old veteran from England with everything to regain.

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Last week we completed our series on in-season flexibility exercises for your golf fitness program. This week we will introduce the second section of our in-season golf fitness program: balance training. Balance training, like flexibility training, is an integral part of this time of the year. Not only can this type of training improve your golf swing but it can also keep your swing in a “groove” during the season.

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LUTZ, Fla. — Defending champion Tom Watson opened defense of his title Friday with an 8-under-par 63, including a 7-under-par 28 on the front nine (he started at No. 10). Watson’s 63 was one shy of his career best on the Champions Tour and it matched the best first-round score in tournament history. Brian Barnes set the mark in 1998 and Tom Kite matched it in 2004.

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ATHENS, Ga. — Rich Barcelo, Michael Putnam, Geoffrey Sisk, Greg Owen of England and Argentina’s Sebastian Fernandez each fired 6-under-par 66s Thursday to share the first-round lead in the Athens Regional Foundation Classic, the seventh stop on the 2008 Nationwide Tour schedule.

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Davis Love III (a five-time winner at the Verizon Heritage), Justin Leonard (winner of the 2002 Verizon Heritage) and Lucas Glover all opened up with a 5-under 66 to share the opening-round lead at the 40th playing of the Verizon Heritage. Two-time winner Stewart Cink (2000, 2004) headlines a list of 10 players just one shot back.

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Instead of trophies and checks, Nationwide Tour players were paid in smiles on Tuesday at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Former University of Georgia stars Ryan Hybl, Brendon Todd and Chris Kirk spent part of the afternoon making new friends among the patients at the Athens Regional Medical Center.

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Instead of trophies and checks, Nationwide Tour players were paid in smiles on Tuesday at the Athens Regional Foundation Classic. Former University of Georgia stars Ryan Hybl, Brendon Todd and Chris Kirk spent part of the afternoon making new friends among the patients at the Athens Regional Medical Center.

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• A number of players in the field stand to make big jumps in the FedExCup standings if they can match their average points earned. Over half of the top 30 “points-earners per event played” are in the field, and maintaining that average this week with a top 15 finish would move any of them up in the points standings.

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