Sporting Digest: Golf

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JACK NICKLAUS and his sons, Gary and Jack Jnr, will compete in the Turespana Masters at Jerez, Spain, on 24 to 27 February. Nicklaus Snr will play in his first official PGA European Tour event, over the Montecastillo resort course he designed.

LOS ANGELES OPEN (Pacific Palisades, Calif) Leading first-round scores (US unless stated): 64 T Purtzer. 66 C Beck, J Parnevik (Swe). 67 J Delsing, D Frost (SA), C Pavin, N Henke, F Zoeller, F Couples. 68 N Lancaster, M Allen, J Woodland (Aus), L Clements, K Triplett, C Stadler. 69 P Blackmar, P Jacobsen, S Hoch, A Bean, M Springer, M Donald, J Haas, J McGovern, D Hammond, T Lehman, T Watson, M Dawson, R Zokol (Can), J Rassett, M O'Meara, K Murota (Japan).