Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:35 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LA'UPULEHU-KONA, Hawai (AP) — Retief Goosen birdied 10 of the first 14 holes in a 10-under 62 to take the first-round lead Thursday in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. Darren Clarke was second after a 63, and Scott Parel and Jerry Kelly shot 64. The tournament is the first of the year, but the season is a continuation from last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the tour for four months. It is being played for the 25th straight season at Hualalai Golf Course, the longest run a venue in PGA Tour Champions history. Goosen won his lone senior title in 2019 in the major Senior Players Championship. The two-time U.S. Open champion from South Africa played alongside defending champion Miguel Angel Jimenez.