Keeping Score

Keeping score

1

Number of European Tour titles for England’s Eddie Pepperell, who won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on Sunday. In his 129th event on the tour, Pepperell closed with a 2-under 70 on Sunday for an 18-under 270 total at Doha Golf Club to hold off countryman Ross Fisher (71) by one stroke (scores).

2

Number of starts in major championships that Thai teen Atthaya Thitikul earned for winning the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific. Thitikul, 15, won with a par on the third hole of a playoff after having tied Japan’s Yuna Nishimura, the Philippines’ Yuka Saso and New Zealand’s Wenyung Keh at 8-under 276 at Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong Course in Singapore (scores). Thitikul earned invitations to the ANA Inspiration and the Women’s British Open, plus a return to Sentosa Golf Club this week for the HSBC Women’s World Championship. In July, Thitikul, then 14, became the youngest winner in Ladies European Tour history when she won the Thailand Championship.

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Justin Thomas gets his hands on another Tour trophy.

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Justin Thomas gets his hands on another Tour trophy.

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Number of career victories on the PGA Tour for Justin Thomas, who birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Luke List in the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Thomas, who is two months shy of his 25th birthday, shot 68 at PGA National’s Champion Course to tie List (69) at 8-under 272. Thomas, the Tour’s reigning player of the year, birdied the par-5 18th hole for his second victory of the 2017-18 season. He was projected to move up one spot, to No. 3, in the Official World Golf Ranking (scores).

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Number of strokes under par that France’s Celine Boutier finished to win the Ladies European Tour’s inaugural Australian Ladies Classic Bonville title. Boutier shot a closing 1-over 73 at Bonville Golf Resort for a 10-under 278 total and two-stroke victory over American Katie Burnett (69). For Boutier, 24, a former college player at Duke, it was her second LET victory (scores).

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Jessica Korda celebrates winning after jaw surgery.

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Jessica Korda celebrates winning after jaw surgery.

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Number of screws holding together the jaws of American Jessica Korda, who won her first start after a Dec. 7 surgery to relieve a lifetime of mouth pain. Korda closed with a 5-under 67 for a 25-under 263 total and four-stroke victory in the Honda LPGA Thailand event at Siam Country Club Pattaya’s Old Course in Chonburi. Korda, a five-time LPGA champion who will turn 25 on Tuesday, hadn’t won since October 2015. American Lexi Thompson (64) and Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn (67) tied for second at 21-under 267 (scores).


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