Rickie Fowler trails by 1 in the California desert stop formerly named after the late entertainer Bob Hope
8: Number of strokes under par that American co-leaders Zac Blair and Grayson Murray stood after the first round Thursday of the PGA Tour’s The American Express in La Quinta, Calif. Blair shot 64 at La Quinta Country Club, and Murray posted the same number at PGA West’s Stadium Course, the host course. Americans Rickie Fowler and Scottie Scheffler (La Quinta) and Hank Lebioda (Nicklaus Tournament) shared third place at 65. Phil Mickelson, the tournament host and a two-time winner at the annual desert stop formerly named after the late entertainer Bob Hope, shot 2-under 70 at La Quinta. Players will rotate among the three courses for 54 holes before the final round is staged at the Stadium Course (scores).