Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Length, in feet, of the birdie putt that Bill Haas made after hitting 9-iron on the par-3 16th hole as he went 5 under through his first seven holes Thursday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Haas completed a bogey-free 7-under 64 at TPC Scottsdale for the first-round lead. Haas, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour and the 2011 FedEx Cup champion, is seeking his first victory since the 2015 CareerBuilder Challenge. Bryson DeChambeau, Rickie Fowler, Chesson Hadley, Billy Horschel and Chris Kirk shared second with 65s. Local favorite Jon Rahm, who played college golf at nearby Arizona State and has won two of his past four starts worldwide in rising to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, was among a group tied at 67 (scores: http://bit.ly/2wE1lpy).

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Number of strokes under par for Chris Paisley in 13 rounds since the beginning of the year on the European Tour. Paisley, 31, of England, shot 7-under 65 for the first-round lead in the Maybank Championship at Saujana Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Since winning the BMW South Africa Open on Jan. 14 for his first European Tour title, Paisley has finished T-5 in Abu Dhabi and solo fifth in Dubai, rising to No. 80 in the Official World Golf Ranking (scores: http://bit.ly/2nyW377).

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First-round score for co-leaders Michael Johnson and Nelson Ledesma in the Web.com Tour’s Panama Championship. Johnson, 24, an Auburn alumnus, and Ledesma, 27, an Argentine who is making his Web.com Tour debut after having graduated from the Latinoamerica Tour, led by two strokes at 6 under when play was suspended by darkness at Club de Golf de Panama in Panama City (scores: http://bit.ly/2wEFa2e).


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