But a late change of heart meant the 58-year-old is just one shot from the tournament lead after the first round at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. The three-time Australian PGA champion shot a five-under 67 — the same score as Spanish superstar Sergio Garcia and Greg Norman medallist Marc Leishman, to be a solitary stroke behind co-leaders Adam Bland and Jordan Zunic. SERGIO: BIRDIES GALORE FOR SPANISH MAESTRO AUSSIE STAR: THIRD TIME’S A CHALM? Zunic was born in 1991, two years after Senior claimed his first Joe Kirkwood Cup. The ageless Senior officially retired from tournament golf in 2016 but was approached by PGA officials to make a comeback earlier this month. He rejected their offer but changed his mind during a Legends pro-am tour event on November 9. Peter Senior with wife June, children Krystlle 27, Jasmine 24, and Mitch 22 after giving the game away last year. Picture Glenn HampsonSource:News Corp Australia His wife June then sent a text to PGA boss Gavin Kirkman to confirm his entry, 15 minutes before the deadline. “I was on the 14th hole at Killara golf club in Sydney and we had 15 minutes before the entries closed,’’ Senior said. “I wasn’t going to play and then I said to June, ‘you know, I’m feeling pretty good about my game’. “So we made the decision and I still wasn’t sure even though I put my entry in. “They were holding a spot for me for a few days there and I didn’t want to play but Gavin Kirkman from the PGA, he’s been on to me about playing. “He said you’d be a great asset ... even if you come out and play two days. “I said if I’m coming out, I’m not playing two.’’ The evergreen Senior is right in the hunt at Royal Pines. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images Senior won his last PGA crown in 2010 at the ripe age of 51. He also won the Australian Open in 2012 and the Australian Masters in 2015 to prove age is no barrier for the diminutive Queenslander. Senior has been playing on Saturday mornings on the Gold Coast and sneaking in the occasional nine holes with his son Mitchell since stepping away from the seniors tour 18 months ago. He also does a fortnightly burst on the Legends pro-am tour. Driven by the fear of looking “like a moron’’