Keeping Score

Justin Thomas brings hot hand to Japan

CJ Cup winner has claimed 4 of PGA Tour's past 11 events in Asia

4: Number of victories in the past 11 PGA Tour events in Asia for American Justin Thomas. He holds the hot hand entering this week’s inaugural Zozo Championship, the Tour’s first tournament in Japan, at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba. Thomas, 26, won last week’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in South Korea for his 11th career victory to move up one spot in the Official World Golf Ranking, to No. 4 (tee times).

13: Number of consecutive years that the European Tour has played the Portugal Masters at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Club in Vilamoura, Portugal, when play begins Thursday. England’s Tom Lewis, a two-time Portugal Masters champion who won in 2011 in only his third professional start, will seek to defend his 2018 title (tee times).

30: Number of Korean LPGA members who are entered in the inaugural BMW Ladies Championship at LPGA International in Busan, South Korea. The home-nation favorites in the 84-woman, no-cut event will be led by Jin Young Ko, who is No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings (tee times).


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