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Fellow Lefty Mike Weir Leads Phil Mickelson In Virginia

Wes Short, Jr. watches his drive in the first hole during the second round of Dominion Energy Charity Classic golf tournament at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Wes Short, Jr. watches his drive in the first hole during the second round of Dominion Energy Charity Classic golf tournament at The Country Club of Virginia in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The other lefthanded, 50yearold former Masters champion was on top after a long Saturday at The Country Club of Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va.: The other left-handed, 50-year-old former Masters champion was on top after a long Saturday at The Country Club of Virginia.

While Phil Mickelson got most of the attention going into the Dominion Energy Charity Classic as he tries to open his senior career with consecutive victories, Mike Weir was a little better on a 36-hole day after rain washed out play Friday. The Canadian shot 68-63 to reach 13 under and take a three-stroke lead over Mickelson.

Mickelson shot 68-66. He won his PGA Tour Champions debut at Ozarks National in August.

Weir won the 2003 Masters for the biggest of his eight PGA Tour titles.

Fellow major champion Retief Goosen was third at 8 under with Brandt Jobe. They each shot 68-68.

Bernhard Langer, the first-round leader after a 67, was 7 under with Wes Short Jr. (69-68) after a second-round 70.

Ernie Els, the 50-year-old former major champion coming off his second victory of the season last week in North Carolina, shot 72-66 to get to 6 under.

Jim Furyk, another 50-year-old former major champion who won in his first two senior starts, was 5 under after rounds of 71 and 68 alongside Mickelson and defending champion Miguel Angel Jimnez.

Jimnez was 1 under, shooting 74-69.


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