Long shot Kenny Knox put together a birdie-birdie finish in a chilly drizzle and retained a one-shot lead through the second round of the $500,000 Honda Classic in Coral Springs, Fla.
Knox, making his first start of the season, completed two trips over the TPC course at Eagle Trace in 137, seven under par and one in front of Andy Bean. Bean had his second 69.
Tom Weiskopf, returning to competition after a year as a television commentator, had 68 -- 139.
Never higher than eighth in an event on three previous PGA Tour seasons, Knox rebounded from a late double bogey and coaxed a one-under-par 71 from the difficult playing conditions.
"I overcame a lot of adversity out there -- wind, rain, everything," Knox said. Bean, too, birdied his final hole, putting a 20-footer through water.
Jack Nicklaus missed the cut by one stroke -- after he called a one-shot penalty on himself. His ball moved a fraction of an inch when he addressed a putt on the fourth hole. He ended 76 -- 149; the cut was at 148 . . .
Laura Baugh, looking for her first victory in 14 years on the LPGA tour, shot two-under-par 70 to take a one-stroke lead, at 138, over Muffin Spencer-Devlin (69) midway through the $330,000 Uniden LPGA Invitational at Costa Mesa, Calif. At 140 was Mary Beth Zimmerman, winner of last week's event in Phoenix.