Some of golf's leading players, unable to handle Ray Floyd themselves, are waiting for the calendar to catch him.
"Sept. 4," said Corey Pavin, the leading money-winner on the PGA Tour last year. "That's the date he goes to the Senior Tour and we get rid of him."
Floyd, 49, who last week became the oldest man in 17 years to score a tour victory, continued to dominate his younger opponents.
Floyd, in his 30th season as as touring pro, shot a four-under-par 68 on Friday despite a double bogey and took a one-shot lead at the halfway point of the Honda Classic.
His two-round total of 134 is 10 under par on the Weston Hills Country Club course at Ft. Lauderdale. Pavin had a 67, leaving him in a tie for second at 135 with rookie John Riegger, who also had a 67.
The group at 136, two strokes back, included Keith Clearwater (70) and Bruce Lietzke (66).
Clearwater, a runner-up to Floyd last week in Doral, joined Pavin in wishing Floyd well--on the Senior Tour.
"He's ferocious," Clearwater said of Floyd. "He plays well every week. You don't do that by hitting the ball well. You do that by being smart. He scores even when he isn't playing well."
George Archer had a hole-in-one and a birdie on the last two holes to complete a round of eight-under-par 64 and take a two-shot lead in the first round of the Vantage Seniors at San Antonio.
Archer used a six-iron for his hole-in-one on the 153-yard 17th hole. He completed the back nine in 30 with a birdie on the 18th hole of the 6,814-yard Dominion Country Club course.
Mike Hill and Chi Chi Rodriguez were at 66.
Beth Daniel recovered from a double bogey with birdies on three of the last five holes for a four-under-par 68 and a two-round total of 138, good for a one-shot lead in the Ping-Welch's Championship at Tucson.
Lisa Walters, who scored an eagle three on the 458-yard final hole, Dottie Mochrie, who birdied it, and Dale Eggeling were a shot back.
Mochrie followed a first-round 68 with a 71.