Number of strokes that American Xander Schauffele shaved from par in the low round of the day Thursday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta as he grabbed a share of the FedEx Cup lead in the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship. Schauffele, who started the round at 4 under in the graduated scoring based on the FedEx Cup standings, shot a bogey-free 64 to move to 10 under and into a tie with Justin Thomas (70) and Brooks Koepka (67). Thomas started the day at 10 under and two strokes ahead of Patrick Cantlay, who shot 70 and remained at 8 under but slipped to fifth place. Rory McIlroy remained in fourth place though he pulled to within one stroke of the lead by shooting 66 for a 9-under total. The winner will receive $15 million from the $70 million bonus pool to be distributed to the year’s top 30 players (scores).
Number of the top 10 players in the Champions Tour’s Schwab Cup standings, led by No. 1 Scott McCarron, who will be competing in the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash. Play begins today at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge (tee times).
Number of U.S. Golf Association champions who are entered in the U.S. Senior Amateur, which begins Saturday at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, N.C. The past champions: Stewart “Buddy” Alexander (1986 U.S. Amateur), Marvin “Vinny” Giles III (1972 Amateur, 2009 Senior Amateur), Doug Hanzel (2013 Senior Amateur), Tim Jackson (1994, 2001 Mid-Amateur), Sean Knapp (2017 Senior Amateur), Louis Lee (2011 Senior Amateur), Chip Lutz (2015 Senior Amateur), George “Buddy” Marucci Jr. (2008 Senior Amateur), Michael McCoy (2013 Mid-Amateur), Dave Ryan (2016 Senior Amateur), Paul Simson (2010, 2012 Senior Amateur) and Jeff Wilson (2018 Senior Amateur). The format calls for 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying followed by 64 players advancing to match play, with the 18-hole championship match to be played Thursday (tee times).
Number of U.S. Golf Association champions who are entered in the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, which begins Saturday at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Country Club. The past champions: Mary Budke (1972 Women’s Amateur), Karen Garcia (2015 Senior Women’s Amateur), Mina Hardin (2010 Senior Women’s Amateur), Kathy Hartwiger (2002 Women’s Mid-Amateur), Mary Ann Hayward (2005 Women’s Mid-Amateur, as Mary Ann Lapointe), Sherry Herman (2009 Senior Women’s Amateur), Sarah Lebrun Ingram (1991, 1993, 1994 Women’s Mid-Amateur), Judith Kyrinis (2017 Senior Women’s Amateur), Diane Lang (2005, 2006, 2008 Senior Women’s Amateur), Martha Leach (2009 Women’s Mid-Amateur), Cindy McConnell (1987 Women’s Mid-Amateur, as Cindy Schofield), Ellen Port (1995, 1996, 2000, 2011 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur; 2012, 2013, 2016 Senior Women's Amateur), Anna Schultz, 64, of Heath, Texas (2007 Senior Women’s Amateur), Lara Tennant (2018 Senior Women’s Amateur) and Corey Weworski (2004 Women’s Mid-Amateur). The format calls for 36 holes of stroke-play qualifying followed by 64 players advancing to match play, with the 18-hole championship match to be played Thursday (tee times).
Score for Australia’s Wade Ormsby, who opened a one-stroke lead after the first round of the European Tour’s Scandinavian Invitation in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ormsby, 39, played his final seven holes at Hills Golf & Sports Club in 6 under to cap an 8-under round. He is seeking his second European Tour victory. Sweden’s Joakim Lagergren and France’s Alexander Levy shared second at 63 (scores).
Score for Americans Grayson Murray and Charlie Saxon, who shared the lead at the Korn Ferry Tour’s Albertsons Boise Open at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise, Idaho (scores). It is the second of the developmental tour’s three playoff events.
First-round score for American Annie Park, who led the LPGA’s CP Women’s Open in Aurora, Ontario. Park, 24, who is seeking her second LPGA victory, ran off seven birdies and an eagle to offset two bogeys in a 7-under round at Magna Golf Club. Canadians Brooke Henderson and Anne-Catherine Tanguay were among five players tied for second at 66 (scores).