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Keeping score

5

Number of players tied for the lead in the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, but only Mexico’s Carlos Ortiz completed the third round Monday as darkness suspended play at Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas. Ortiz shot 4-under 68 to take the clubhouse lead at 6-under 210. Mark Anderson, Sungjae Im, Brandon Matthews and Lee McCoy also stood at 6 under and will finish their rounds today before the final round begins. Ortiz, 26, will be seeking his fourth victory on the developmental tour after his three-victory season in 2014 earned a promotion to the PGA Tour (scores: http://bit.ly/2wEFa2e).

7-1

Odds for co-favorites Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth to win the Masters, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Johnson, who won the recent Sentry Tournament of Champions, is No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and Spieth is No. 2. Rory McIlroy, who lacks only a Masters green jacket to complete the career Grand Slam, is the No. 3 choice, at 12-1. Tiger Woods, who hasn’t won on the PGA Tour since his five-victory season in 2013, is a 20-1 pick to win a fifth green jacket (odds: http://bit.ly/2DfZ1YY).

51

Number of spots in the Official World Golf Ranking that Patton Kizzire jumped, to 54th, after winning the Sony Open in Hawaii. Kizzire was only 292nd in the OWGR in the fall before he posted results of T-10 and fourth before winning the OHL Classic at Mayakoba in three consecutive weeks (rankings: http://bit.ly/1ibwqPL). 


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