STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Actor Jack Wagner had five birdies in a 27-point round Friday to take a three-point lead over former hockey player Mike Modano in the American Century Championship.
The 56-year-old Wagner won the celebrity event in 2006 and 2011. He also had a bogey at Edgewood Tahoe in the modified Stableford event. Players receive six points for eagle, three for birdie, one for par, none for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or worse.
“I think sometimes par putts, as we watch pros play, when they make a few par putts, it gives them a little momentum,” Wagner said. “And that gave me some confidence today.”
Defending champion Mark Mulder was third at 23, tennis player Mardy Fish had 22, former NFL star Sterling Sharpe 21, and former NHL player Jeremy Roenick 20.
Roenick praised Wagner’s game.
“His short game is really high and his putting is really good,” Roenick said. “He doesn’t hit the ball far, but he does hit the ball straight, and he hits the ball in position. So it’s perfect for him.”
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers had 10 points, two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and father Dell Curry each had seven, Justin Timberlake finished with six.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had minus-8 points. Larry the Cable Guy had minus-20, and Charles Barkley was last in the 84-player field at minus-36.
Blair O’Neal led the five women in the field with eight points.