Top-ranked Brooks Koepka starts season with kid brother Chase
2: Number of Koepkas in the field for this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Brooks Koepka, 29, who is No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be making his 2019-20 season debut. Younger brother Chase, 25, who competes primarily on Europe’s Challenge Tour, received a sponsor exemption (tee times).
5: Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for Spain’s Jon Rahm, who will defend his title at the European Tour’s Spanish Open, which begins Thursday at Club de Campo Villa de Madrid in Spain’s capital. Rahm, 24, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour, has won four times on his home European Tour since turning professional in mid-2016 (tee times).
13: Number of victories, in 26 LPGA events, this season for South Korean players, led by four-time winner Jin Young Ko. Sung Hyun Park, a two-time winner this year, will be the defending champion at the Volunteers of America Classic, which begins Thursday at Old American Golf Club in The Colony, Texas (tee times).