Number of players who tied the course record at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club’s No. 3 Course during the first round of the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship on Thursday. Americans Justin Thomas and Jason Kokrak matched 7-under 65s in the second playoff event. Americans Patrick Cantlay, Joel Dahmen, Jim Furyk, Lucas Glover and Brandt Snedeker were tied at 66. Fifty-eight of the 69 players broke par, including Tiger Woods, who shot 1-under 71 (scores). The top 30 in the FedEx Cup season points standings will advance to next week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Number of professional starts for Norway’s Viktor Hovland, who shared the first-round lead with Australia’s Cameron Percy at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship in Columbus, Ohio. Hovland and Percy shot 7-under 64s at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course to set the pace in the first of the developmental tour’s three-event final series. American Doug Ghim shot 65. In five PGA Tour starts since he turned pro following the U.S. Open, Hovland, 21, posted four finishes of 16th or better but narrowly missed earning fully exempt status for the 2019-20 season (scores).
Score for Malaysia’s Gavin Green, who led the first round of the European Tour’s D+D Czech Masters in Prague, Czech Republic. Green, 25, who played college golf at New Mexico, held a one-stroke lead at 8 under at Albatross Golf Resort as he seeks to become the first Malaysian to win on the European Tour (scores).
Amount, in dollars, by which American Scott McCarron leads the Champions Tour’s Schwab Cup money list entering the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, which begins today at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y. McCarron, 54, won the 2017 DSGO title, one of his 11 victories on the 50-and-older tour (tee times).