Many players are making more money on the PGA Tour than rookie Harrison Frazar. Few are having a better time doing it.
"It's been a lot of fun; I've really enjoyed it," the Dallas native said after a 6-under-par 64 earned him a 2-shot lead entering today's second round of the MasterCard Colonial golf tournament in Fort Worth, Texas.He called it a "neat experience" to glance at the leaderboards in Dallas last week and Fort Worth this week and see his name up there with some of the game's top players.
"That's something you're not used to. But it's what you dream of when you're a kid 14, 15 years old and sitting on the driving range . . . ."
He said people like Tom Kite and Ben Crenshaw and even Jack Nicklaus have spoken to him: "They're not necessarily praising me, but they are noticing me. And that's nice."
Most everyone started noticing him last week when he tied for second at the GTE Byron Nelson Classic and again after Thursday's 64 gave him a 2-shot cushion over four golfers, including leading money-winner David Duval, who won earlier this year at Tucson and Houston.
CORNING CLASSIC: At Corning, N.Y., Sara Hallock, playing in only her second tournament on the LPGA tour, shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday, tying Tammie Green for the first-round lead at the Corning Classic.
Colleen Walker, Brandie Burton and Stephanie Lowe were one shot back at 68. Jane Geddes, who had seven birdies before faltering with two bogeys and a double-bogey on the back nine, led a group of seven players at 69.
Two-time defending champion Rosie Jones, who defeated Green in a sudden-death playoff last year, finished with a 1-over 73.