Evergreen Thongchai Jaidee is in pole position to claim his second European Tour victory of the season after a third-round 66 gave him a one-shot lead in the BMW Masters Saturday.
Graeme McDowell, determined to get his game turned around, saw more results Friday when he ran off seven birdies in an eight-hole stretch Friday for an 8-under 63 and a one-shot lead in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Lucas Bjerregaard sank seven birdies to card a 6-under 66 in the second round of the BMW Masters and open up a three-stroke lead on Friday.
Justin Leonard got off to a quick start in what he expects to be his shortest season, opening with a 6-under 65 on Thursday in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba to share the lead with Aaron Baddeley, Shawn Stefani and Derek Fathauer.
Teresa Lu of Taiwan was tied for second with a 6-under 66 after the first round of the Ito-En Ladies Golf Tournament in Japan Friday.
Peter Malnati finished his final round with a one-stroke lead. He then went to the clubhouse, where he watched the rest of the tournament on TV, talked with his wife and even did a few pull-ups to stay loose.
Russell Knox became the first Scotsman ever to win a World Golf Championships event when he held off a world-class field for a two-stroke victory in Shanghai on Sunday.
Americans Angela Stanford and Ryann O'Toole shared the lead at 7-under 65 on Friday in the LPGA Tour's Toto Japan Classic. The 37-year-old Stanford had eight birdies and a bogey in perfect conditions at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA.
Reigning major champions Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Zach Johnson top the field of 18 for next month's 17th Hero World Challenge announced Wednesday by injured non-playing host Tiger Woods.
Justin Thomas overcame a double bogey on the 14th and some nervous moments on the final hole Sunday to win the CIMB Classic for his first PGA Tour title.