LAKE ORION -- Tom Kite didn't shoot 59. He didn't even shoot his age.
What he did was impressive enough.
The 62-year-old Kite shot a USGA-record 28 on the front nine at Indianwood Country Club and held on for a 5-under 65 to lead the U.S. Senior Open by one shot over Bernhard Langer and Lance Ten Broeck.
"Obviously, when you are 7-under on the front nine, you've gotten things going pretty well," Kite said. "The thing is that you have to stay in the moment. You can't start thinking about what number you can shoot - you have to focus on the next shot."
Kite had five birdies on the front nine and holed a 155-yard shot for an eagle on the par-4 fourth. The 28 broke the previous record of 29 set several times, including by Vijay Singh in the 2003 U.S. Open and Olin Browne at last year's U.S. Senior Open.
"It was a blind shot, so I never saw it go in," he said of his eagle. "The gallery let me know."
Kite tried to downplay his hot start, but playing partners Scott Simpson and Peter ...