Keeping score
August 15, 2018
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Number of top-10 finishes, including a victory in 2011, that North Carolinian Webb Simpson has made in nine career starts at the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Play begins Thursday in the final tournament of the PGA Tour’s 2017-18 regular season (tee times).


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Number of Swedish victors in the history of the European Tour’s Nordea Masters, which begins Thursday and will be played for this first time at Hills Golf Club, a 2005 Arthur Hills-Steve Forrest design, in Gothenburg, Sweden (tee times). The Swedish winners: Jesper Parnevik (1995 and 1998), Joakim Haeggman (1997), Peter Hanson (2008), Richard S. Johnson (2010) and Alex Noren (2011 and 2015).


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Percentage of respondents who answered “Yes” to a Morning Read social-media question that asked, “Should U.S. captain Jim Furyk select Tiger Woods for the Ryder Cup team?”


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Percentage increase in the number of viewers who saw CBS Sports’ final-round broadcast of the PGA Championship on Sunday compared with last year’s PGA final round, the Nielsen company reported. Tiger Woods surged up the leaderboard, eventually placing second to Brooks Koepka, attracting 8.5 million viewers. That audience was up from the 4.9 million who watched the final round of the 2017 PGA, when Woods was recovering from a fourth back surgery. Sunday’s audience was the highest since the 2009 PGA, when 12.3 million tuned in for the final 30 minutes as Y.E. Yang rallied past Woods.


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