Spent the day on Thursday photographing the opening round of the 73rd Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores, a Jack Nicklaus-designed course in nearby Benton Harbor, Mich. This was my first experience shooting a PGA-sanctioned event. I arrived at the course around 7:45 a.m. and spent most of the morning following the group that featured Fred Couples, who was thought to be a favorite to win the tournament. That wasn’t the case as Couples shot a five-over-par 76, eight strokes out of the lead. I doubled back to the media center after following Couples for the front nine and caught leader Roger Chapman on the back nine. To finish the day, I walked about half the back nine with a 1:40 p.m. featured group that included Fred Funk. In all, I walked about 7.5 miles with three camera bodies. After I was done editing and submitting, I spent the rest of the afternoon laying on Silver Beach in nearby St. Joseph, Mich.