Keeping Score

Vaughn Taylor, Brendon Todd lead Mayakoba into Monday finish

Tied at 20 under with 4 holes to play, Americans prepare for showdown in PGA Tour event in Mexico

2: Number of players tied atop the leaderboard when play was suspended late Sunday because of darkness in the final round of the PGA Tour’s Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Americans Vaughn Taylor and Brendon Todd, who were tied at 20 under through 68 holes, will return to El Camaleon Golf Club at Mayakoba Resort to play the final four holes. Local favorite Carlos Ortiz of Mexico was one shot back but has only one hole remaining. American Harris English, who was paired with Taylor and Todd in the final group, also stood 19 under and had four holes to play. The first round was suspended because of storms Thursday on the Yucatan Peninsula, prompting officials to play catchup throughout the weekend. Todd, 34, who won the Bermuda Championship last week, is bidding to become the first player to win back-to-back events on the PGA Tour since Bryson DeChambeau won the 2018 Northern Trust and 2018 Dell Technologies titles (scores).

3: Number of eagles that England’s Tommy Fleetwood made Sunday in erasing a six-shot deficit as he won the European Tour’s Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff at Sun City, South Africa (scores). Fleetwood shot 7-under 65 to tie Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult (68) at 12 under 276 at Gary Player Country Club. Fleetwood’s par at the par-4 18th proved to be enough to win his fifth career title on the European Tour and first in 22 months. Fleetwood, who started the day six strokes off the lead, played the four par 5s in 7 under par during the final round, including eagles at the ninth, 10th and 14th holes. His yo-yo round was tempered by three bogeys on the back nine. For the week, Fleetwood played the par 5s in 16 under. Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger tied for third to solidify his lead in the season-long Race to Dubai standings entering this week’s $8 million DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the eighth event of the added-value Rolex Series. Fleetwood jumped eight spots, to second, in the season standings.


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