Number of strokes under par that Marc Leishman played the three par 5s at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas en route to a bogey-free 10-under 61 and the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson. Leishman rolled in a 3-foot eagle putt on the first hole, then sank a 14-foot birdie putt at No. 7 and holed a 13-foot eagle putt at the 14th. Leishman, 34, of Australia, a three-time winner on Tour, hit 17 of 18 greens in regulation. Americans J.J. Spaun and Jimmy Walker shot 64s. Jordan Spieth, a Dallas native and No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, shot 69 (scores).
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Long-driving Marc Leishman overwhelms the par 5s at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas to shoot 61 at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
Number of strokes under par that co-leaders Cameron Champ, Luke Guthrie, Vince India and Taylor Moore of the U.S. and Jin Park of South Korea stood after the first round of the Web.com Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am. Play will rotate among three courses in the Greenville, S.C., area – Thornblade Club, Furman University and The Cliffs Valley Course – for 54 holes with the professionals and their amateur partners before a cut for the final 18 holes. Thornblade Club in Greer will be the site of the final round. Guthrie shot the day’s low round, a 62, at Furman. Champ and India shot 63s at Thornblade, and Moore and Park posted 64s at The Cliffs Valley (scores).
Number of greens hit in regulation by Miguel Angel Jimenez during an 8-under 64 for the first-round lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of five major championships on the Champions Tour. Jimenez birdied his first four holes en route to a bogey-free round at Greystone Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Jimenez, 54, of Spain has won once in each of the past four years since joining the 50-and-older tour in 2014. Americans Joe Durant, Jerry Kelly, Gene Sauers and Wes Short Jr. were two strokes back (scores).
Percentage of respondents who answered “British royal wedding” to the Morning Read social-media question, “Which telecast are you more likely to watch Saturday morning?” Twenty-one percent plan to watch Round 3 of the European Tour’s Belgian Knockout, and 31 percent said they intend to switch back and forth between the two broadcasts.
First-round score shared by Americans Jaye Marie Green, Jessica Korda and Annie Park, Spain’s Azahara Munoz and South Korea’s Ingee Chun in the LPGA Kingsmill Championship at Kingsmill Resort’s River Course in Williamsburg, Va. Among the five co-leaders, only Korda has won this season as the 11 previous LPGA tournaments have produced as many different winners (scores).
Best score, shot by seven co-leaders, in the first round of the European Tour’s inaugural Belgian Knockout. Local favorite Thomas Detry of Belgium, England’s Matthew Baldwin and Ryan Evans, Spain’s Jorge Campillo, Chile’s Nico Geyger, Malaysia’s Gavin Green and Denmark’s Jeff Winther stood 4 under at Rinkven International Golf Club in Antwerp. After today’s second round, 64 players will advance to the single-elimination, nine-hole knockout rounds for the weekend (scores).