Number of years since Ryan Moore, who held the first-round lead at the Memorial Tournament, has won on the PGA Tour. Moore, 36, a five-time winner, shot 7-under 65 on Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and led Jordan Spieth by one stroke. Spieth, 25, an 11-time winner who is seeking his first victory since the 2017 British Open, had finished eighth or better in his past two starts. Tiger Woods, who won five of his 81 Tour victories at the Memorial, birdied three of his last five holes to shoot 2-under 70 for a share of 23rd place (scores).
Score for leader Anton Karlsson of Sweden at the European Tour’s Belgian Knockout in Antwerp, Belgium. Karlsson, 25, posted two top-10 finishes in six starts this season after earning his way back onto the main tour via Q-School. The top 32 from each side of the draw after 36 holes will advance to the knockout stages and be seeded for a series of nine-hole matches (scores).
Score for leader American Joseph Bramlett in the first round of the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, N.C. Bramlett, 31, hit 17 of 18 greens in posting a bogey-free 7-under round at the Country Club at Wakefield Plantation (scores).
Score for leader Mamiko Higa in the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open in Charleston, S.C. Higa, 25, of Japan, played bogey-free golf to shoot 6 under at Country Club of Charleston. She leads Germany’s Esther Henseleit, a 20-year-old rookie on the Ladies European Tour, and American amateur Gina Kim by one stroke (scores).