Duffy Waldorf is hoping this early lead will culminate with a Sunday night celebration.
Waldorf shot a 4-under 68 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman after the soggy, weather-delayed second round of the Regions Tradition, the second of five Champions Tour majors.
Waldorf had three birdies and a bogey on both the first nine holes and the last nine to top the Shoal Creek leaderboard at 9-under 135. The Champions Tour rookie led after two rounds last week in Iowa in the Principal Charity Classic, but closed with a 1-under 71 to tie for third.
Waldorf also led shared the first-round lead with Jay Haas two weeks ago at the Senior PGA Championship, but is hoping to finish in the top position this time.
''My friend was telling me, `I don't really care if you're leading after the first or second round or even the third. Just lead after the fourth,''' he said. ''It's not NASCAR, so I don't get extra points for how many laps I lead. But you've got to be near the top to ha...