Number of birdies that Brooke Henderson made in her first six holes en route to a bogey-free 6-under 66 and the early second-round lead in the LPGA’s Lotte Championship. Starting on the back nine at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii, Henderson birdied Nos. 10, 11, 14 and 15. Henderson, 20, a five-time LPGA winner from Canada, stood at 10-under 134 as play continued late Thursday. American Mo Martin (67) was two strokes back at 8-under 136 (scores).
Number of strokes under par that Rory Sabbatini stood after posting a 64 for the first-round lead in the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Sabbatini, 42, of South Africa, is a six-time tour winner whose most recent victory was in 2011. Americans Chesson Hadley, Billy Horschel, John Huh and Matt Kuchar were tied for second at 66 (scores).
Number of World Golf Hall of Fame members who made the 2½-hour drive from Augusta National and the Masters to play in the Champions Tour’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic, which begins today at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Ga. Tom Watson, who at 68 became the oldest winner of the Masters Par 3 Contest, will join seven other former Masters champions – Bernhard Langer, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Mark O’Meara, Jose Maria Olazabal, Vijay Singh and Ian Woosnam – on the 50-and-older circuit (tee times).
Percentage of respondents to a Morning Read social-media poll who answered “Yes” to the question, “Are the golf media making too much of the backstory of Patrick Reed, notably his checkered collegiate career and estrangement from his family members?”
First-round scores for co-leaders Paul Dunne and Marc Warren in the first round of the Spanish Open at National Golf Center in Madrid. Each played his final three holes in 3 under. Dunne, of Ireland, eagled the par-5 18th. Warren, of Scotland, finished birdie, birdie, birdie. Spain’s Jon Rahm, the No. 4 player in the Official World Golf Ranking and a local favorite, was among a group of 11 tied at 67 that also included Spanish amateur Victor Pastor (scores).