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That was pretty exciting, never made one before in competition, said Morgan. It landed short of the green and bounced, hit the pin and went in.
The double eagle was the highlight of Morgans 9-under-par 63 at the TPC at Jasna Polana in Clifton, N.J. He broke the previous course record of 64 set by Tom Jenkins, Bob Murphy and John Mahaffey in 2000.
In addition to the double eagle, Morgan also eagled the par-5 3rd for a front-nine 29.
He is the fifth man in Senior PGA Tour history to record a double eagle and an eagle in the same round, and the first since Homero Blancas in the 1996 Kaanapali Classic.
The 54-year-old Morgan has a double agenda this week ' successfully defend the title he won a year ago and collect career victory No. 20.
Hes in good shape through 18 holes. Morgan is two shots clear of Tom Jenkins and Bruce Summerhays, who each opened in 65. Gary McCord is three back after a 66.
Full-field scores from The Instinet Classic