Keeping Score

Americans hold big edge on Internationals in world ranking

U.S. enters Presidents Cup with 12.17 average in Official World Golf Ranking, but Internationals feature nobody higher than 18th

12.17: Average position in the Official World Golf Ranking for the 12 American players who will be competing in the Presidents Cup this week at Royal Melbourne (Australia) Golf Club. And that’s without No. 1-ranked Brooks Koepka, who is out with an injured left knee. The Internationals will compete with no player ranked higher than No. 18 Adam Scott of Australia.

-275: Odds for the U.S. team to defeat the Internationals and win the Presidents Cup this week at Royal Melbourne (Australia) Golf Club, according to Westgate Las Vegas Superbook. That means a bettor must risk $275 to win $100. The Internationals are listed at +225 underdogs, meaning that a bettor who put up $100 would win $225.

1 million: Amount, in dollars, that Jack Nicklaus’ Rolex Day-Date watch sold to an undisclosed buyer at auction, according to Phillips, the New York auction company that held the sale Tuesday. Nicklaus did not wear the 18-karat timepiece during tournament rounds, but he hoisted it with 12 of his 18 major-championship trophies. The proceeds will benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.

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