Number of strokes under par that American Glen Day stood through 16 holes to lead the Champions Tour’s Regions Tradition when play was suspended Thursday afternoon because of inclement weather. Day played 16 bogey-free holes and was scheduled to resume his first round on the 17th hole this morning at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Day, 53, in his fourth season on the Champions Tour, is seeking his first victory in his 78th start on the 50-and-older tour. The Regions Tradition is the Champions Tour’s first major championship of the season (scores).
Score, which was 6 under, that American Denny McCarthy posted on the back nine at Trinity Forest Golf Club en route to an 8-under 63 and the first-round lead in the PGA Tour’s AT&T Byron Nelson. McCarthy stumbled early, making a double bogey on the par-4 fourth hole, and he stood 2 over through five holes. He proceeded to birdie five consecutive holes and then five of his last seven to surge into the lead. McCarthy, 26, who is seeking his first victory on the PGA Tour, won the 2018 Web.com Tour Championship (scores).
Score for England’s Matthew Jordan, who opened a two-stroke lead in the European Tour’s Betfred British Masters. Jordan, 23, who turned pro in September and is looking for his first tour victory, made nine birdies in a bogey-free round to set the course record at Hillside Golf Club in Southport, England. Countryman Matt Wallace and Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult shared second place at 65 (scores).
Score for Hong Kong’s Motin Yeung, who led after the first round of the Web.com Tour’s KC Golf Classic in Kansas City, Mo. Starting on the 10th hole at Blue Hills Country Club, Yeung made three birdies and an eagle to surge to 5 under through four holes. He cooled off with two bogeys on his second nine before signing for a 7-under score. Yeung, 25, a 2016 Duke graduate, is playing in his fifth Web.com Tour event after having spent last season on the PGA Tour China (scores).
Amount, in dollars, that James Adducci wagered on Tiger Woods to win the Grand Slam this year, according to a report on GolfDigest.com. Adducci, 39, a day trader from La Crosse, Wis., won $1.19 million when he bet $85,000 that Woods, at 14-1 odds, would win the Masters. The second leg of the Grand Slam, the PGA Championship, will be played next week at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. The latest wager, William Hill U.S. told GolfDigest.com, was placed at SLS Casino in Las Vegas, which is where Adducci bet on Woods to win the Masters. With 100-1 odds on Woods to win the Grand Slam, Adducci would win a $10 million payday.