World ranking of China’s Shanshan Feng, who won the Blue Bay LPGA title Saturday for her second consecutive victory and third of the season. Feng, 28, shot 2-under 70 for a 9-under 279 total and one-stroke victory at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club on Hainan Island, China. She is the first Chinese world No. 1, male or female. Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn (70) placed second at 8-under 280. South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park (72) tied for third at 4-under 284, ending her brief one-week reign atop the Rolex Rankings. Americans Megan Khang (68) and Jessica Korda (71) and South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai (73) also shared third (scores: http://bit.ly/1zkYSEX).
Number of years since a South African had won the Nedbank Golf Challenge before champion Branden Grace was met with a warm embrace from host Gary Player behind the 18th hole Sunday at Gary Player Country Club in Sun City, South Africa. Grace, 29, closed with a 6-under 66 for an 11-under 277 total and one-stroke victory over Scotland’s Scott Jamieson (70). It was his eighth career victory on the European Tour and first triumph since winning the 2016 RBC Heritage, his lone PGA Tour title. Countryman Trevor Immelman won the 2007 Nedbank Golf Challenge, when the event was part of the Sunshine Tour and not co-sanctioned in Europe, five months before he slipped into a green jacket at Augusta National (scores: http://bit.ly/2zycOYt).
Number of career starts on the PGA Tour that American Patton Kizzire needed before recording his first victory, in the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Kizzire, 31, in his third season on Tour, shot 4-under 67 for a 19-under 265 total and one-stroke victory against fellow American Rickie Fowler (67) at El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico (scores: http://bit.ly/2iRfXbk).
Number of career starts on the Champions Tour that American Kevin Sutherland made before his first triumph on the 50-and-older circuit. Sutherland, 53, closed with a 5-under 66 for a 15-under 198 total and victory in the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix (Ariz.) Country Club. He earned $440,000 for the victory plus a $1 million annuity bonus for the playoff title, ending the three-year reign of Germany’s Bernhard Langer. Former major champions Vijay Singh (63) of Fiji and Lee Janzen (68) of the U.S. tied for second at 14-under 199. Langer, whose seven victories this season included the first two events on the three-tournament Schwab Cup playoff series, closed with 64 for a 10-under 203 total and share of 12th place (scores: http://bit.ly/2jldDNN). Langer fell to second in the playoff race (standings: http://bit.ly/2AwyKk1).