1-stroke victory in Portugal Masters also secures tour card
1: Number of career victories on the European Tour for England’s Steven Brown, who won the Portugal Masters on Sunday at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Club in Vilamoura, Portugal. Brown, 32, closed with a 5-under 66, erasing a three-stroke deficit to post a 17-under 267 total and one-stroke victory. Brown had entered the tournament, the final event to secure playing privileges for next season, at 150th in the Race to Dubai standings and in danger of losing his playing privileges but earned a two-year exemption. South Africans Brandon Stone (70) and Justin Walters (66) tied for second at 16-under 268. France’s Adrien Saddier (66) finished fourth at 15-under 269 (scores).
3: Number of playoff holes that South Korea’s Ha Na Jang needed to defeat American Danielle Kang and win the LPGA’s inaugural BMW Ladies Championship at LPGA International in Busan, South Korea. Jang, 27, made a tap-in birdie at the par-4 10th hole for her fifth career victory. Jang, the 54-hole leader, closed with a 7-under 65 as Kang shot 8-under 64 to force a tie at 19-under 269. Kang, the winner a week earlier in Shanghai, was seeking her second consecutive victory. The event was the No. 2 stop on the LPGA’s four-event Asia Swing (scores).
45: Number of players and ties who will advance from the LPGA Q-Series, which continues this week at Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort’s No. 9 Course, with Category 14 membership on the LPGA’s priority list for 2020. China’s Muni He, who competed on the Symetra Tour last season, emerged from the first 72 holes at Pinehurst’s No. 6 course with a two-stroke lead at 9-under 275 entering the final 72 holes of the qualifying. The second half of the Q-Series will be held Wednesday through Saturday (scores).
713,155: Amount, in dollars (not adjusted for inflation), that the late Sam Snead made in his entire PGA Tour career, which spanned 585 starts from 1935 to 1983 and included 82 victories. Tiger Woods, who tied Snead’s career victory total by winning the Zozo Championship on Monday in Japan, has earned $120,459,468 to widen his No. 1 ranking on the PGA Tour’s career earnings list.