Daly Leads PGA Tour to Early Advantage

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John Daly made four birdies over his first six holes to give his PGA Tour team the early edge in the Wendys Three-Tour Challenge.
 
The event features three-person teams from the PGA, Champions and LPGA tours.
 
A member from each tour comprised the three groups: Peter Jacobsen (PGA Tour), Craig Stadler (Champions Tour) and Rachel Teske (LPGA Tour) in Group 1; Daly, Tom Kite and Grace Park in Group 2; Mark Calcavecchia, Hale Irwin and Juli Inkster in Group 3.
 
The event is separated into three team stroke-play matches. Each team tallies up their aggregate scores through six holes. The team with the lowest total wins $100,000 on holes 1-6; $120,000 on holes 7-12; and $200,000 on holes 13-18. The second-place team on holes 1-6 gets $60,000; $70,000 on Nos. 7-12; $120,000 on holes 13-18. The third-place team receives six-hole payouts of $50,000, $50,000 and $80,000.
 
The team with the largest total amount of prize money after the completion of 18 holes ' playing from different tee boxes ' is the winner.
 
The PGA Tour easily took the first six-hole session at the Reflection Bay Golf Club at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev. Led by Dalys birdies at Nos. 1, 4, 5, and 6, they combined to shoot 7 under par. The Champions Tour was 1 over, while the LPGA was 3 over.
 
Starting from scratch at the seventh, the LPGA took the early lead in the second session. They stand at 4 under through the ninth hole. The PGA Tour is at 2 under, and the Champions Tour is at 4 over with three holes remaining in the middle match.
 
The tournament, which was tape-delayed, was contested Nov. 25. The final nine holes will be televised Sunday.
 
The Golf Channel talked with the winning team and all the participants and will air its show Sunday Dec. 21 at 6:00 PM ET.
 
The PGA Tour is the defending champion. They lead the series with five overall wins, while the Champions Tour has four; the LPGA has won twice.
 
This years event raised $2.5 million for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.