AKRON, Ohio (AP) William McGirt opened with a 6-under 64 for a three-shot lead in the Bridgestone Invitational as he goes for another victory in Ohio.
McGirt broke through for his first PGA Tour victory last month at the Memorial. In his World Golf Championship debut, he made six birdies and finished off his round with a 45-foot par save.
Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world, was among those at 67.
U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson had a U.S. Open kind of round – 15 pars, two birdies and a bogey – for a 69.
The surprise was Jordan Spieth, who putted for birdie (and missed) only one time in 10 holes. He hung in there with several big par putts, closed with four birdies and shot 68.
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France – Rory McIlroy shot 71 and is five shots off the lead held by Lucas Bjerregaard after the first round.
McIlroy, in the spotlight because of his decision to skip the Olympics over concerns about the Zika virus, had four birdies and four bogeys around L'Albatros course at the Le Golf National, the 2018 Ryder Cup host.
Bjerregaard shot a 5-under 66, helped by his first ever hole-in-one – a 7-iron from 202 yards downwind at No. 2. The 137th-ranked Dane was playing with a new set of clubs after his own was lost in transit, and also had five birdies.
LPGA PORTLAND CLASSIC
PORTLAND, Ore. – Defending champion Brooke Henderson shot a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the LPGA Cambia Portland Classic.
Picking up where she left off from a year ago, when Henderson shot a 21-under 267 to win her first LPGA tournament, the 18-year-old Canadian hit 16 greens and made nine birdies on a warm, cloudless day at the 6,476-yard Columbia Edgewater course.
Angela Stanford, Demi Runas and Mariajo Uribe each shot 67.
RENO, Nev. (AP) – Martin Laird of Scotland made eight birdies to lead the Barracuda Championship with more than just a PGA Tour victory on the line.
He still has a long way to go and plenty of players, including former champion Gary Woodland, right behind him.
He finished with 15 points in the modified Stableford scoring that awards five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie and deducts one point for a bogey and two points for a double bogey or worse.
Woodland, who won at Reno in 2013, was tied for the lead when he missed a 10-foot birdie putt on the 17th and then hit his second shot with a 6-iron into the water on the par-5 18th, leading to a bogey that cost him a point. That put him at 14 points along with Camilo Villegas and Greg Chalmers.