He missed five months of last season with a stress fracture in his back, playing only 14 events. Defending champion David Frost had a 72, and Tom Lehman, the 2011 and 2012 winner, opened with a 73. Fred Couples shot 74. SPANISH OPEN GIRONA
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time winner Tom Lehman in 2012 and 10th last year. He beat Couples by a stroke at The Woodlands in Texas on May 4. David Frost held on for a one-stroke win over Couples last year at Shoal Creek. Couples opened the season tying for second with
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success at Fallen Oak, winning in 2012. Jeff Maggert shot a 68 in his Champions Tour debut, joining Kenny Perry, David Frost , Jay Haas and last year's tournament champion Michael Allen in second place. Couples started the day on No. 10
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Simpson were another stroke back. Couples won the 2010 tournament, shooting 66-64-65. Last month in Florida, Allen beat Waldorf in a playoff in Boca Raton, and Triplett won in Naples. Defending champion David Frost opened with a 72.