February 23 2012
Will Claxton leads by one stroke at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, but he’s got plenty of competition right behind him. The Auburn alum, one of only two players with bogey-free rounds on Thursday, is trailed by seven players, including Charles Howell III.
“It was good today. It was a little bit windy early, which around here is fairly commonplace, but it wasn't -- didn't really pick up, you know, maybe till our sixth or seventh hole, so we got to get a little bit in the calm,” Howell said. “You know, there's a long way to go yet, though.”
Claxton is making just his fifth start on the PGA TOUR, while veteran Nick Price is making his 463 rd. The Champions Tour pro fired a 69 in the first round. Another veteran, Greg Norman, designed the El Camaleon course, got off to a slow start with an opening 79.