Cristie Kerr somehow put together a 5-under 67 and is one stroke out of the lead after the first round of the CME Group Titleholders.
Kerr won for the first time in two years on Sunday at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico, then filled in for Suzann Pettersen on the LPGA Tour team at the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge on Monday and Tuesday.
"I was an absolute zombie yesterday in the pro-am," Kerr said. "I hit it all over the golf course, but I knew it was because I was tired. ... I got 10 hours of sleep (Wednesday) night. I just did a little practice."
On-site tram: The best way to get around the Eagle is by using this service because there are some long stretches from greens to tees. The complimentary tram has four different stops: Near the 1st Tee, on the driving range side of the road; 9th Green/17th Green/18th Tee; 10th Tee/11th Green; 15th Green/16th Tee.
"We had a great crowd," Paula Creamer said. "For as hard as this golf course is to walk around, the spectators are still pretty good. Hopefully, they can do some more shuttles out there and have some more people out there for everybody."
More than TwinEagles: Creamer struggled on the front nine, but got it going on her back nine with one shot. She holed out with a 6-iron from the fairway on No. 11 for an eagle.
"I hit the ball great actually today -- probably the best I've hit it in a long time, and I was 3 over par through nine holes," Creamer said. "I had a good talk with Colin trying to figure it out. (The distance) was a good number and I hit it a good shot, and I hit a good number and it goes in."
Lindsey Wright (No. 7), Stacy Lewis and Angela Stanford (both No. 13) also had eagles Thursday.
Gala tonight: The tour has its season-ending awards gala — closed to the public — tonight. That means speeches for players such as Stacy Lewis (Player of the Year) and So Yeon Ryu (Rookie of the Year). And some nerves.
"I'm kind of dreading my speech," Lewis said. "... I'm pretty shy, so public speaking's not my forte, but I'm working on it. I feel like I'm getting a little better at it."
"It's really hard and I think I have to prepare," Ryu said.
Ryu said she plans to practice her speech looking at the mirror in her hotel room.
The gala will be taped and shown later on the Golf Channel.
Other end of the spectrum: World No. 1 Yani Tseng, defending champion Hee Young Park, popular Americans Jessica Korda and Natalie Gulbis and Michelle Wie all struggled.
Tseng shot a 75; Park and Korda had 76s; Gulbis shot a 79; and Wie is last after an 81.
Chip shots: Tournament director Lesley Baker said the PGA Tour Superstore, which is the main off-site ticket outlet, called twice asking for refills. "Strong turnout today for the opening day," she said of attendance, "looking forward to what the weekend holds."
... Naples High graduate and LPGA Tour player Kris Tamulis will take part in the junior clinic Saturday. ... Brittany Lincicome said her back was bothering her all day. "I took like four Aleve today on the golf course, which I don't think that's recommended," she said. "It's still throbbing standing here."