Through two rounds at the Dick's Sporting Goods Open, John Huston is playing a lot like he did last year when he won his lone Champions Tour title.
The defending champion's drives are still off the mark, but his putts are right on target. In the final round a year ago, though, he started hitting the ball off the tee like he wanted and cruised to a three-stroke victory.
''Hopefully, that'll happen again because it would certainly make it a lot easier,'' Huston said.
Huston shot a 5-under 67 on Saturday at En-Joie Golf Club to top of the leaderboard at 12-under par. He had a one-stroke lead over Brad Faxon, who shot a 66.
A day after heavy rain delayed the first round, play resumed Saturday on a sun-drenched and dried-out course.
Huston had to finish the final three holes of his first round Saturday, and he couldn't have asked for a better way to start. He pitched in from about 30 yards on the par-4 16th for an eagle, then went on to par the final two holes of his first round.