Nos. 1-2 players on Champions Tour can clinch Charles Schwab Cup by winning season finale
5: Number of players in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship who have a mathematical chance of winning the year-long race by virtue of their place in the season standings. Play in the 34-man event begins today at Phoenix (Ariz.) Country Club. No. 1 Scott McCarron and No. 2 Jerry Kelly would win the Charles Schwab Cup with a tournament victory. Bernhard Langer, Colin Montgomerie and Retief Goosen would need to win this week and get some help from McCarron and Kelly to claim the season title (tee times).
44: Number of years that the LPGA has played in Japan as the women’s tour prepares for the Toto Japan Classic. Play in the 78-woman event, the fourth and final stop on the LPGA’s Asia Swing, begins Friday at Seta Golf Club in Otsu (tee times).