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NEWPORT, WALES - OCTOBER 12: Corey Pavin, the American Ryder Cup captain looks onduring a press conference after the 'Year to Go' exhibition match at Celtic Manor Resort on October 12, 2009 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Corey Pavin birdied the first six holes in a blistering start Saturday in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. The rest of his day wasn't as impressive, but the 53-year-old Pavin still walked off the 18th green with a smile on his face. He wasn't about to complain about the 5-under 67 that put him in contention for his first Champions Tour victory of the season. Instead, he focused on the six straight birdies as a good omen for the final round. Pavin has only made six straight birdies in a tournament one other time - at the PGA Tour's 2006 U.S. Bank Championship - and he finished that weekend with a victory. ''It's fun to do,'' Pavin said. ''That's my longest string of birdies in a tournament ever. I got a little frisky on seven, trying to break my own record and I three-putted. But still, it was a good day and obviously a great start.'' Pavin joined Bernhard Langer, Roger Chapman and Joe Daley atop the second-round leaderboard. All four took advantage of Fallen Oak's soft green...
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