The first-round leader was steady Friday on the East Course at the Baltimore Country Club, making two birdies and 16 pars, with his best shot being a 50-foot birdie putt at the par-4 13th hole.
"I enjoy competing," Watson said. "That's why I'm out here ... to hit the proper shot when the chips are down."
John Cook (68), Bernhard Langer (65) and Loren Roberts (67) all are 3-under 137 and share sixth.
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