Corey Pavin made the most of his 25th straight Colonial appearance. Pavin sunk a 26-footer to birdie the par 4, 18th to score a 3-under 67. It was Pavin's best first round score since he shot a 66 in 1990. As of 5:20 p.m. Thursday, he was tied for fifth.
``It was a nice way to end obviously, and I made a nice putt on 17 as well," Pavin said. ``I love playing here. It's one of my favorite spots, if not my favorite spot on tour, so that's why I play it every year."
Pavin doesn’t forget to look for his name on the Wall of Champions every time he plays the tournament either. He said he specially looks at the wall on Tuesday. Pavin won the Colonial in 1985 and 1996.
``I glance at it to see if they they’ve taken my name off or not,” Pavin joked. ``But it’s still up there.”
__ Kelly Morris