Number of eagles – all on par 5s – recorded by Branden Grace in a first-round 7-under 65 on Thursday as the South African grabbed a share of the lead with American Chase Koepka in the European Tour’s BMW South African Open. Grace eagled Nos. 2, 8 and 15 at Glendower Golf Club in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. England’s Chris Paisley is third at 66 (scores: http://bit.ly/2Fm4TgL).
Number of matches in today’s opening four-balls session of the EurAsia Cup matches between Europe and Asia at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (matches: http://bit.ly/2D2E03P).
First-round scores for co-leaders Chris Kirk and Zach Johnson in the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii, the first full-field event of 2018. Kirk made birdies on four of his final six holes at Waialae Country Club in Honolulu to complete a bogey-free 7-under round. Johnson, who birdied his first three holes, also played bogey-free golf. Each made birdies on Waialae’s only par 5s, the ninth and 18th (scores: http://bit.ly/2wE1lpy).