With a back injury sidelining last year's winner Fred Couples, this week's AT&T Championship on the Champions Tour is looking good for the 2011 runner-up Mark Calcavecchia.
''Last year I played about as good as I could,'' Calcavecchia said Thursday, ''and lost by seven.''
If it wasn't for Couples, Calcavecchia would have won by two strokes over John Cook and Tom Lehman.
Calcavecchia, Cook, Lehman, Bernhard Langer and Fred Funk are among the favorites in the 54-hole event that starts Friday on TPC San Antonio's Pete Dye-designed Canyons Course.
Couples shot a 62 in the second round last year finished at a tournament-record 25-under 193.
''I don't see anybody shooting 25 under,'' Calcavecchia said. ''I hope not, because it ain't going to be me.''
Calcavecchia, despite winning once this year and having nine other top-10 finishes, isn't in form to shoot 25 under. He won the Montreal Championship in late June for his second Champions Tour victory, and had a string of four top-1...