Number of European Ryder Cup players who are paired today in the first round of the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath Golf Club in Walton-on-the-Hill, England. Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood, whose fabled “Moliwood” pairing racked up four points in as many matches en route to a team victory against the Americans in the recent Ryder Cup, will join European teammate Thorbjorn Olesen in the 12:25 p.m. BT pairing on the first tee (tee times).
Number of LPGA champions from the 2018 season who are entered in the KEB Hana Bank Championship, which begins today at Sky 72 Golf Course in Incheon, South Korea. Among the winners are three-time champions Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand and Sung Hyun Park of South Korea. Also, South Korea’s Jin Young Ko, who won the 2017 KEB Hana Bank title, 2016 winner Carlota Ciganda of Spain and American Lexi Thompson, who won the 2015 edition, are entered and paired together (tee times).
Career scoring average, in 12 rounds, for Justin Thomas in the CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Thomas won the 2016 and ’17 CIMB Classic titles. He will be paired with defending champion Pat Perez and 2013 and ’14 CIMB winner Ryan Moore at 8:50 a.m. local time on the 10th tee (tee times).
Number of players via the Champions Tour money list after this weekend’s SAS Championship in Cary, N.C., who will qualify for the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs. Kevin Sutherland, who won his first career title last year in the 50-and-older tour’s season finale, is the defending season champion. The SAS begins Friday at Prestonwood Country Club (tee times / money list).