Associated Press Kenny Perry shot a 3-under 67 on Thursday and is tied for the lead at the U.S. Senior Open in Omaha, Neb., putting together a solid start in his bid for a second consecutive win in a senior major. Perry, who won the Senior Players Championship two weeks ago in Pittsburgh, made five birdies against two bogeys at Omaha Country Club. He has plenty of company. Michael Allen and Jay Don Blake also shot 67 Thursday morning, and Gary Hallberg, Mark O’Meara, Tom Lehman and Fred Funk posted the same score in the afternoon. There had never been as many as seven co-leaders after the first round at a U.S. Senior Open. The previous record was five co-leaders in 1997.
• Defending champion Zach Johnson shot a 7-under 64 and is tied with Camilo Villegas for the lead after the opening round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Ill. Matt Bettencourt made the field as a late alternate and shot a 6-under 65. He’s tied for second with Daniel Summerhays and Brendon de Jonge.
• Angela Stanford and Catriona Matthew shot 8-under 63s to share the first-round lead at the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic in Waterloo, Ont., 2 strokes ahead of top-ranked Inbee Park.
• Phil Mickelson eased back into links golf with a 6-under 66 at the European Tour’s Scottish Open, leaving him behind two Englishman in Inverness, Scotland. John Parry leads at 64.