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.
Fred Couples, at 54 years old, pulled to within two strokes of the lead on Sunday, and though he faded during the final round, Couples was part of a group that showed the over 50 crowd can still pose a threat.
Adam Scott successfully defended his Australian Masters title for his second victory in two weeks, scrambling Sunday for an even-par 71 and a two-shot victory over Matt Kuchar at wind-swept Royal Melbourne.
Defending champion Adam Scott grabbed a share of the second-round lead at the Australian Masters, with birdies on his first three holes and two of his final four, giving him a 5-under 66 at Royal Melbourne on Friday.