Retief Goosen and Vijay Singh, among the top five players in the world a decade ago, were part of a six-way tie for the lead in the Northern Trust Open in what amounted to "throwback Thursday" at Riviera.
Curtis and Tom Strange saved par from a greenside water hazard on the 17th hole and finished with a 10-under 62 on Saturday for a share of the first-round lead with Bernhard and Jason Langer in the PNC Father/Son Challenge scramble event.
Tuesday qualifier Marco Dawson shot a 9-under 63 on Friday to take the lead in the Champions Tour's 3M Championship, leaving Bernhard Langer a stroke back five days after the German star's record-breaking victory in the Senior British Open.
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.