Number of LPGA players to win in their debut tournament as tour members as Jin Young Ko won the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open on Sunday in Adelaide. Ko, 22, joins Beverly Hanson, who in 1951, the LPGA’s second year, won in her debut as a tour member. Ko shot a closing 3-under 69 for a 14-under 274 total and three-stroke victory at Kooyonga Golf Club, completing a wire-to-wire victory. South Korea’s Hyejin Choi (67) placed second at 11-under 277, followed by Australia’s Hannah Green (69) at 278 and Aussie Katherine Kirk (65) at 279 (scores). Ko earned LPGA membership when she won the KEB Hana Bank Championship in October in South Korea.
Number of times that Bubba Watson has won the PGA Tour’s annual stop in the Los Angeles area (2014, ’16 and ’18). Watson shot 2-under 69 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., for a 12-under 272 total and two-stroke victory in the Genesis Open over fellow Americans Kevin Na and Tony Finau, both of whom closed with 69s for 274 totals. Watson, 39, hadn’t won on Tour since his 2016 Riviera victory. Watson has won 10 times on Tour, including two Masters titles (scores).
Number of strokes by which American Joe Durant won the Champions Tour’s Chubb Classic. Durant made three birdies and an eagle over his final six holes at TwinEagles Golf Club’s Talon Course in Naples, Fla., to shoot 5-under 67 for a 19-under 197 total. Durant, 53, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, posted his third victory on the 50-and-older circuit. American Steve Stricker (70) made double bogey on the final hole to fall into a tie with Lee Janzen (68), Billy Mayfair (64), Tim Petrovic (64) and David Toms (65) for second place at 15-under 201 (scores).
Number of career victories on the European Tour for Joost Luiten, who won the inaugural NBO Oman Open. Luiten, 32, of the Netherlands, shot 4-under 68 for a 16-under 272 total and two-stroke victory against England’s Chris Wood (69) at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat, Oman. France’s Julien Guerrier (71) placed third at 13-under 275. Luiten had not won since the 2016 KLM Open (scores).
Second-round score for Tiger Woods, who missed the 36-hole cut at the Genesis Open, his second official PGA Tour event after nearly a year off because of two back surgeries. It was only his 17th missed cut as a professional on the PGA Tour. Woods made 12 bogeys and a double bogey against eight birdies for two rounds at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. He hit 13 of 28 fairways (46.4 percent) and 16 of 36 greens (44.4 percent). Woods is entered this week in the Honda Classic at PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., near his home in Jupiter.