Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Score made by Jon Rahm, a birdie, on the fourth playoff hole Sunday to outlast Andrew Landry and win the PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge in La Quinta, Calif. Rahm shot 5-under 67 on PGA West’s Stadium Course to tie Landry (68) at 22-under 266. After each made pars on the first three playoff holes – the par-4 18th twice and the par-4 10th – Rahm rolled in a 12-footer on their fourth playing of the 18th of the day to win. Rahm, 23, of Spain, has won four worldwide tournaments in 12 months – two n the U.S. and two on the European Tour. He has gone 1-2-1 in his past three starts: DP World Tour Championship, Sentry Tournament of Champions and the CareerBuilder. Rahm is projected to move up one spot, to No. 2 in the Official World Golf Ranking, as he heads to Torrey Pines this week to defend his title in the Farmers Insurance Open (scores: http://bit.ly/2wE1lpy).

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Number of players tied with the clubhouse lead at the Web.com Tour’s Bahamas Great Abaco Classic when the first round was suspended by darkness. Wyndham Clark, Hank Lebioda, Seth Reeves and Willy Wilcox shot 6-under 66s at Abaco Club. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano also was 6 under par, through 15 holes. The first round will conclude today before second-round play begins (scores: http://bit.ly/2wEFa2e).

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Number of strokes by which Spain’s Sergio Garcia won the Asian Tour’s SMBC Singapore Open. Garcia shot a final-round 3-under 68 for a 14-under 270 total at Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong Course. Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira (71) and South Africa’s Shaun Norris (70) tied for second at 9-under 275. In the Open Qualifying Series, American Sean Crocker was among four players to qualify for the British Open. He joined Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond and Danthai Boonma and Australia’s Lucas Herbert in securing spots for the 147th Open on July 19-22 at Carnoustie (scores: http://bit.ly/2EYSSwQ). 

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Length, in feet, of the birdie putt that American Jerry Kelly made on the final hole Saturday before Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie missed a 6-footer for par, resulting in a two-stroke swing and a victory for Kelly in the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, the season opener on the Champions Tour. Kelly shot 6-under 66 for an 18-under 198 total at Hualalai Golf Club in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Montgomerie (69) finished at 17-under 199. Germany’s Bernhard Langer, who has won six consecutive season money titles and nine of the past 10 on the tour, faded to T-16. It was only the 42nd time in 210 career starts on the 50-and-older tour that Langer finished outside of the top 15 (scores: http://bit.ly/2Bi6aCa).

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Back-nine score, 6 under par, for Tommy Fleetwood as he rallied to win the European Tour’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. Fleetwood, 27, of England, closed with a 7-under 65 and 22-under 266 total for a two-stroke victory at Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the United Arab Emirates. Countryman Ross Fisher (69) placed second at 20-under 268, followed by Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (70) and England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick (69) at 18-under 270. Last year, Fleetwood launched his career-defining season with a victory at Abu Dhabi en route to the tour’s Race to Dubai title in the UAE and a top-20 world ranking (scores: http://bit.ly/2rtwrOa).

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Position in the World Amateur Golf Ranking of Jaime Lopez Rivarola, who leads the Latin America Amateur Championship after 36 holes. Rivarola, of Argentina, shot 3-under 68 for a 5-under 137 total and one-stroke lead at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile. Santiago resident Joaquin Niemann, the No. 1-ranked amateur in the world, shot the low round of the tournament, a 7-under 64, to move into second place with countryman Toto Gana (70) at 4-under 138. Gana won the 2017 Latin America title, defeating Niemann in a playoff. The winner earns a spot in the Masters Tournament (scores: http://bit.ly/2mWyeXy).


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