Number of players tied for the first-round lead Thursday in the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust, the first of four FedEx Cup playoff tournaments. Americans Jamie Lovemark, Sean O’Hair, Vaughn Taylor and Kevin Tway shot 5-under 66s at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. A group of 13, led by world No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson and reigning U.S. Open and PGA champion Brooks Koepka, were tied at 67. Tiger Woods shot 71. From the 125-man field, the low 100 and ties advance to next week’s Dell Technologies Championship (scores).
Number of strokes under par that American John Daly stood after the first round for a share of the lead at the European Tour’s D+D Real Czech Masters. Daly, 52, a two-time major champion who hasn’t won on a major professional tour in 14 years, played bogey-free golf to shoot 64 at Albatross Golf Resort in Prague, Czech Republic. He shared the lead with Belgium’s Thomas Pieters, England’s Callum Tarren and Malaysia’s Gavin Green. Daly, who stands No. 1,430 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has two missed cuts and had a withdrawal in his past three starts, all on the PGA Tour, as he has struggled with a hip injury (scores).
Number of appearances in the U.S. Senior Amateur that Marvin “Vinny” Giles will have played when the 64th annual event for golfers 55 and older begins Saturday at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club. Giles, 75, of Richmond, Va., who won the 1972 U.S. Amateur and the 2009 U.S. Senior Amateur, is the oldest competitor in the 156-man field (tee times).
Score for Sweden’s Henrik Norlander, who held the first-round lead at the Web.com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, the first of the four-event finals. Norlander, at 7 under, led American Robert Streb by one stroke at Ohio State Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. Norlander, 31, is seeking a return to the PGA Tour after two seasons on the developmental tour. The top 25 from the Web.com Tour finals will join the top 25 from the regular-season money list in earning playing privileges for the 2018-19 PGA Tour season (scores).
Number of players from the 154-woman field who broke par in the first round of the LPGA’s CP Women’s Open. Japan’s Nasa Hataoka, Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn and Colombia’s Mariajo Uribe shared the lead at 8-under 64 at Wascana Country Club in Regina, Saskatchewan. Brooke Henderson, seeking to become the first Canadian to win her national open since Jocelyne Bourassa in 1973, opened with a 66 and share of sixth place (scores).