Bernhard Langer erased any doubt not long after his nearest challenger had all but conceded.
Rory McIlroy blasted Muirfield Golf Club's continued ban on women members on Thursday, claiming the vote was a setback for the sport and only served to highlight its "stuffy" image.
Mika Miyazato had five birdies in a six-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship.
Shane Lowry was dreading the opening round of The Players Championship. He wound up in the record book.
One birdie led to two more before Jason Day even hit his stride, and his round kept getting better until the world's No. 1 player was in the record book and in the lead Thursday at The Players Championship.
Laetitia Beck took the first-round lead in the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic, dodging some of the wind Thursday morning in a bogey-free 7-under 65.
Steve Wheatcroft and Andrew Loupe each shot 7-under 65 on Thursday in rain and steady wind to share the first-round lead in the Wells Fargo Championship, while Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler dodged a thrown golf ball with an earplug attached to it.
European golf claimed a slice of history on Thursday when both men's and women's tours competed at the same venue at the same time at Rabat's Royal Golf Dar Es Salam course.
Brian Stuard shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to top the leaderboard in the suspended first round of the Zurich Classic.
Minjee Lee won the Lotte Championship on Saturday for her second LPGA Tour title, closing with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke victory.