Mexican qualifier for Presidents Cup ranks 36th in world
12: Number of Latin Americans entered in the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, which begins Thursday at El Camaleon Golf Club at the Mayakoba Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The Latin crew is led by Mexico’s Abraham Ancer, a qualifier for next month’s Presidents Cup who is ranked No. 36 in the Official World Golf Ranking. The other entrants from Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina's Fabian Gomez, Emiliano Grillo and Nelson Ledesma; Chile's Joaquin Niemann; Colombia's Sebastian Munoz; Mexico's Roberto Diaz, Alvaro Ortiz, Carlos Ortiz, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez and Sebastian Vazquez; and Venezuela's Jhonattan Vegas.
82: Number of spots that American John Catlin improved in the Official World Golf Ranking, from No. 263 to No. 181, after he won the Asian Tour’s Thailand Open. It was his fourth victory on the tour. Catlin, who will turn 29 on Friday, is a native of Sacramento, Calif., who played college golf at New Mexico and lives in Hua Hin, Thailand. He was ranked as high as 108th at the end of 2008.