Senior PGA Championship: Modest start for Atwal as Harrington leads with 64

Updated: May 26 2023 1:44PM

Frisco, May 26 (PTI) Arjun Atwal, playing his first senior Major and only his second event on the Champions Tour, got off to a modest start at one-over 73 that gave him a good chance of making the weekend cut at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Atwal, the only Indian to have won on the PGA TOUR, was tied 54th, but Jeev Milkha Singh, playing his third Senior Major, had a rough day as he shot 4-over 76 and was tied-113th. He will need a solid second round to make the cut.

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington, a three-time Major winner, got off to a hot start with an 8-under 64 for a two-shot lead. The 51-year-old Irishman made the cut at Oak Hill at the PGA last week.