Number of consecutive birdies that LPGA rookie Jin Young Ko made to close out a 7-under 65 for the first-round lead in the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open at Kooyonga Golf Club in Adelaide. Ko, 22, who in October won the LPGA KEB-Hana Bank Championship, an event co-sanctioned by the Korean and U.S. tours, is looking for her second LPGA victory after nine triumphs in three-plus years on her home tour. South Korea’s Jiyai Shin was two strokes back (scores).
Number of Englishmen among the top five after the first round of the European Tour’s NBO Oman Golf Classic. England’s Paul Waring and Matthew Southgate shot 7-under 65s on Al Mouj Golf in Muscat, Oman, to set the pace. Daan Huizing of the Netherlands shot 66 to stand alone in third, followed by England’s Callum Shinkwin and Andy Sullivan at 67 (scores).
Number of consecutive years, once play begins today, that the Champions Tour has played in Naples, Fla., site of this week’s Chubb Classic. The tournament has been won by a World Golf Hall of Fame member in 12 of its 30 editions, most recently by Fred Couples last year. Couples, citing a back injury, will not play this week at TwinEagles Golf Club’s Talon Course (tee times).
Percentage of greens hit in regulation – 7 of 18 – for Tiger Woods in the first round of the Genesis Open. Despite having made five birdies, Woods shot 1-over 72 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., and stands six strokes off the pace entering today’s second round (scores).
First-round scores for Americans Patrick Cantlay and Tony Finau, who shared the lead at 5 under in the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Both recorded six birdies against one bogey. Americans Tom Hoge, Dominic Bozzelli and Sam Saunders were tied at 67 when the first round was suspended by darkness, with 12 players still on the course (scores).