Colin Montgomerie declared Bernhard Langer the favorite heading into the U.S. Senior Open. After 18 holes, Montgomerie might well have seized that position himself with a 6-under 65 to lead at the end of Thursday at Oak Tree National.
Fun-loving Miguel Angel Jimenez might turn the Champions Tour into his personal cigar-and-wine club. Ever-serious Bernhard Langer keeps churning out sub-par rounds. Bad back and all, Fred Couples is thriving in the wind and cold rain.