Number of players tied for the lead at 6-under 66 after the first round of the Players Championship. Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, was tied with Patrick Cantlay, Chesson Hadley, Matt Kuchar, Alex Noren and Webb Simpson at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course (scores).
Number of starts this season on the Web.com Tour for American Ryan Brehm, a Monday qualifier who shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 for the first-round lead in the Knoxville Open at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. American Scott Langley and Australian Brett Drewitt shot 4-under 67s to share second place (scores).
Number of combined strokes over par for the marquee pairing of Tiger Woods (72), Rickie Fowler (74) and Phil Mickelson (79) in the first round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course. The trio will be paired again today in the second round at 8:27 a.m. EDT off of No. 10 (tee times).
Percentage of respondents to a Morning Read social-media poll who answered “No” to the question, “Should the Players Championship be designated as the PGA Tour’s fifth major championship?”
First-round score for co-leaders Ryan Evans and Lucas Bjerregaard in the first round of the European Tour’s Rocco Forte Sicilian Open. They stand at 6 under at Verdura Golf Club in Agrigento, Sicily. Evans, 31, a rookie from England, is looking for his first victory on the European Tour after having graduated from the Challenge Tour. Bjerregaard, 26, of Denmark, won last year’s Portugal Masters (scores).