RBC Canadian Open

Oakdale Golf & Country Club

The Loop

Kite Off To Flying Start

August 16, 2007

SUNRIVER, Ore. -- Six players -- Walter Morgan, Tom Purtzer, Isao Aoki, Bruce Fleisher, Jim Thorpe and Craig Stadler -- have shot 60 on the Champions Tour, but no one has ever gone lower. Tom Kite is off to the kind of start Thursday in the first round of the Jeld-Wen Tradition that will have him in record territory if he keeps up the fireworks.

Kite has begun his first round at par-72 Crosswater Club with a birdie, eagle, birdie, birdie and par (5-under for five holes), to set the early pace.

-- Bill Fields