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Number of years since American Mark Calcavecchia, who claimed the Champions Tour’s Boca Raton Championship on Sunday, had won on a major professional tour. Calcavecchia shot a 2-under 70 in the final round at the Old Course at Broken Sound to edge Germany’s Bernhard Langer, who had bogeyed the last two holes to shoot 70, by two strokes. Calcavecchia, 57, finished at 16-under 200 for his fourth victory on the senior tour. He won 13 times on the PGA Tour, including the 1989 British Open (scores:


Number of European Tour titles for Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who defeated Australia’s James Nitties, 2 and 1, in the final of the ISPS Handa World Super 6 at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Australia. After 54 holes of stroke play, the 24 qualifiers faced off in six-hole matches. Aphibarnrat, 28, also won the 2015 Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play title (scores:


Margin of victory for Ben Taylor in the Tour’s Club Colombia Championship at Country Club de Bogota in the Colombian capital. Taylor, 25, an Englishman who played on LSU’s 2015 NCAA championship team, shot a final-round 3-under 68 for a 15-under 269 total and his first victory on the developmental tour. Americans Erik Barnes (67), Sam Burns (68) and Jason Gore (71) shared second with South Korea’s Kyoung-Hoon Lee (64) at 9-under 275 (scores:


Margin of victory, in strokes, for PGA Tour player Kevin Streelman and amateur partner Larry Fitzgerald, a wide receiver for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, in the team portion of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Streelman-Fitzgerald shot 41-under 246 in the better-ball portion of the PGA Tour event (scores:


Number of worldwide victories for Jiyai Shin, who rallied from three strokes behind to win the Ladies European Tour’s ActewAGL Canberra Classic in Yarralumla, Australia. Shin, 29, a former world No. 1 from South Korea, shot 8-under 64 for a 19-under 197 total at Royal Canberra Golf Club. Australia’s Minjee Lee, who won last week’s Oates Vic Open, struggled to a final-round 73 and a 13-under 203 total for second place (scores:


Over-par score for amateur Julio Bell in two rounds of the Tour’s Club Colombia Championship. Playing on a sponsor exemption, Bell shot 93-105 and made four pars and no birdies in 36 holes at Country Club de Bogota, missing the cut by 57 shots. Bell, a Bogota resident who is nicknamed “The Machine,” technically was disqualified, although the reasons were not clear in media reports. According to a post on Instagram in which Bell defended his spot in the event, he has been playing golf for four years and “there is still a long way to do.” After Steph Curry shot 74-74 in the Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic in early August, momentum seemed to build for the celebrity amateur to play on the developmental tour (“Curry gives golf an edge this week,” Aug. 3, Next up: former NFL quarterback Tony Romo, who was given a spot in the PGA Tour’s Puerto Rico Open next month.