Number of years since South African Louis Oosthuizen has won a tournament on a major professional tour. Oosthuizen shot 7-under 64 on Thursday at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City to take the first-round lead in the WGC Mexico Championship. Oosthuizen, 35, the 2010 British Open winner, hasn’t won since Feb. 28, 2016 at the ISPS Handa Perth International. American Xander Schauffele, England’s Chris Paisley and India’s Shubhankar Sharma were tied for second at 65 in the 64-man event, which features the top five players in the Official World Golf Ranking (scores).
Number of strokes under par that South Africa’s Louis de Jager stood after a bogey-free first-round 64 to lead the European Tour’s Tshwane Open. American Julian Suri shared second with Chile’s Felipe Aguilar and South Africa’s Thomas Aiken with 65s at Pretoria Country Club in Waterkloof, South Africa. De Jager, 30, is a three-time winner on South Africa’s Sunshine Tour who is seeking his first European Tour title (scores).
First-round score for American Jennifer Song, who opened a one-stroke lead in the LPGA’s HSBC Women’s World Championship. Song, 28, a two-time winner on the Symetra Tour who is seeking her first LPGA victory, played bogey-free golf in posting a 7-under score at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore. American Michelle Wie and South Korean Eun-Hee Ji were tied for second at 67 (scores).