Number of putts that American Kevin Kisner needed in shooting 5-under 66 for the first-round lead in the 147th British Open at Carnoustie (Scotland) Golf Links. In 14 previous major championships, Kisner, 34, owns one top-10 finish, a tie for seventh in last year’s PGA. He holds a one-stroke lead over countryman Tony Finau and South Africans Erik Van Rooyen and Zander Lombard. Tiger Woods shot 71, and defending champion Jordan Spieth posted a 72 (scores).
Score for South Korea’s Sungjae Im, who holds a one-stroke lead in the Web.com Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, Neb. Im, who leads the developmental tour’s money list, played bogey-free golf while making six birdies at The Club at Indian Creek (scores).
Score for American Brittany Lincicome in the first round of the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. Lincicome made two bogeys, a double bogey and a triple bogey during the 6-over round. Her highlight was holing a 29-foot-8-inch birdie putt on the par-4 third hole, her 12th of the day. American Troy Merritt, who shot 10-under 62, held a three-stroke lead. Lincicome, 32, an eight-time winner on the LPGA, is competing on a sponsor exemption. She is the sixth woman to play in a Tour event, joining Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie (scores).