Number of players tied for the lead Thursday after the first round of the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn. Americans Ryan Armour, Bronson Burgoon and Zach Sucher shot 6-under 64s at TPC River Highlands to join South Korea’s Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Mexico’s Abraham Ancer and Canada’s Mackenzie Hughes atop the leaderboard. Eighty-six of the 155-man field broke par. Among those who didn’t break par: Jordan Spieth, the 2017 Travelers champion, shot 73 (scores).
Number of putts that Australia’s Hannah Green needed to salvage a bogey-free 4-under 68 and lead the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in Chaska, Minn. Green hit only 6 of 14 fairways at Hazeltine National Golf Club but scrambled to shoot the day’s low round in the LPGA’s third major championship of the season. South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim and England’s Mel Reid shared second at 69. American Michelle Wie, who withdrew from the U.S. Women’s Open three weeks ago because of pain in her surgically-repaired right hand and hadn’t competed since then, shot 84. She speculated amid tears in a post-round interview that the end of her career might be near (scores).
First-round scores for Americans Will Cannon, Michael Hebert and Taylor Moore and Sweden’s Henrik Norlander as they shared the lead at the Wichita Open, part of the PGA Tour’s developmental tour. All four played bogey-free golf in posting 7-under rounds (scores).
First-round score for Italy’s Andrea Pavan, whose 6-under total led the European Tour’s BMW International Open at Eichenried Golf Club in Munich before play was suspended because of storms. Germany’s Martin Kaymer, the crowd favorite, shot a bogey-free 67 and shared second place with England’s Oliver Wilson (scores).