American shoots 2nd consecutive 6-under 66 at Albany Club in Bahamas; Tiger Woods posts 66 to move up to T-5
3: Number of strokes by which American Patrick Reed led through 36 holes Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Reed shot a second consecutive 6-under 66 at Albany Club to pull ahead in the 18-man unofficial event on the PGA Tour. In official PGA Tour events, Reed is 4-for-4 in converting a 36-hole lead to victory. Gary Woodland, who had shared the first-round lead with Reed, shot 69 to stand second at 9-under 135. Spain’s Jon Rahm, the defending champion, shot 66 to tie Sweden’s Henrik Stenson (67) for third at 8-under 136. Tournament host Tiger Woods, a five-time winner of the event, played his final eight holes in 5 under to shoot 66 and move into a tie for fifth at 6-under 138 (scores).
5: Number of players who were tied atop the leaderboard after the first round of the European Tour’s AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. France’s Benjamin Hebert and Romain Langasque were tied with South Africa’s Brandon Stone, Scotland’s Grant Forrest and Denmark’s Rasmus Hojgaard at 6-under 66 at Heritage Golf Club in Heritage Bel Ombre, Mauritius. All except Stone, a three-time winner on the European Tour who played college golf at Texas, are searching for their first victories on the tour. American Sihwan Kim was among nine players tied at 67 (scores).