Floyd shoots 68 for 1-shot lead in Honda Classic GOLF

March 14, 1992

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Ray Floyd shot a 4-under-par 68 yesterday despite a double bogey and took the lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic.

The 49-year-old veteran's two-round total of 134 is 10-under par on the Weston Hills Country Club course -- being used as the venue for this event for the first time -- and one in front of Corey Pavin and John Riegger.

Floyd, who last week became the oldest man in 17 seasons to score a tour victory, denied he was thinking about the possibility of rare, back-to-back wins.

"I don't think like that," he said. "I don't play those wild things you guys keep thinking up to ask me.

"I just come out here to play golf. That's my job. That's the way you have to play the game. If I was thinking about all those other things, I wouldn't be sitting here and you wouldn't be asking me."

Corey Pavin, meanwhile, was just thinking about when Floyd will head for the over-50 circuit. Floyd's birthday is Sept. 4.

"I think he's going to play there full-time, so we won't have to contend with him," Pavin said after a 67 left him in a tie for second at 135 with rookie John Riegger.

Riegger also shot a 67 in the chilly, sometimes drizzly weather.

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