On his maiden voyage to the United States, Brazil’s Adilson da Silva seems to be compiling together a Texas-sized experience.

After opening with a 67 on Thursday at the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, da Silva took advantage of favorable weather conditions at Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco, compiling 5 birdies for a second-round 71.

Da Silva, 50, began playing on the Legends Tour in Europe last year, where he’s had two career victories — including last week’s sudden-death playoff victory at the Riegler and Partner Legends at Golf Club Murhof in Austria. His second-place finish on the tour’s Order of Merit last season is how he’s in Frisco, Texas, this week at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, as well as next month’s U.S Senior Open in Wisconsin.

And he’s relishing the opportunities.

“ I think in this game, there's no shortcuts,” da Silva after his first round. “You gotta put the work and traveling in, and I was fortunate enough to get experience.”

This weekend will be a new experience for the Brazilian, but he seems ready for anything after two sterling performances at Fields Ranch over the last 48 hours.

“People say it's big and better and it is,” da Silva noted about the U.S. “It's an eye opener. It's an amazing place, amazing people, amazing golf course. It's just incredible.

“I'm really, really excited to be here.”

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