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Matt Wallace reacts upon winning the Hero Indian Open.
Number of victories, in 32 career starts, for 27-year-old Englishman Matt Wallace, who defeated countryman Andrew “Beef” Johnston on the first playoff hole to win the European Tour’s Hero Indian Open. Wallace, who played college golf at Jacksonville (Ala.) State, closed with 4-under 68 to share the lead with Johnston (66) at 11-under 277 after 72 holes at DLF Golf and Country Club in New Delhi. Wallace made a two-putt birdie on the par-5 18th hole to beat Johnston’s par in the playoff. American Sihwan Kim (68) placed third at 8-under 280. Johnston, who won the Portugal Open in May, won six times in the 2016 Alps Tour season to earn a place on the Challenge Tour (scores).
Number of times that South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai has won her national championship as she rallied to win the Ladies European Tour’s Investec South African Women’s Open. Buhai, 28, shot a bogey-free final round of 5-under 67 for a 9-under 207 total for 54 holes at Westlake Golf Club in Cape Town, South Africa. She won her national open twice as an amateur – first at age 14, in 2004, and again in 2007, before the event was part of the LET. It was her first LET title since 2011. Karolin Lampert (70) of Germany finished two strokes back (scores).
Number of starts – including five missed cuts and a withdrawal – that Martin Trainer needed to win on the Web.com Tour. In his first start of the season on the developmental tour, Trainer, 26, an American and Southern Cal graduate, shot 3-under 69 in the final round of the El Bosque Mexico Championship at El Bosque Country Club in Leon, Mexico. Trainer’s 14-under 274 total was good for a two-stroke victory over American John Chin (68) (scores).
Number of years since Paul Casey had won on the PGA Tour. Casey, 40, of England, shot 6-under 65 for a 10-under 274 and one-stroke victory over Americans Tiger Woods (70) and Patrick Reed (68) in the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla. Casey, a 13-time winner on the European Tour, has renewed membership in his home tour this year with the goal of playing on Europe’s Ryder Cup team for the first time in 10 years (scores).
Odds for Tiger Woods to win the Masters. Woods, 42, a four-time winner at Augusta National who tied for second Sunday at the Valspar Championship, was listed by Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as the No. 3 choice, behind 8-1 co-favorites Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth (odds).
Number of professional victories for Vijay Singh, who won the Champions Tour’s Toshiba Classic. Singh, 55, a World Golf Hall of Fame member from Fiji, birdied the par-5 18th hole at Newport Beach (Calif.) Country Club for a final-round 5-under 66 and an 11-under 202 total for 54 holes to edge Americans Tommy Tolles (65), Tom Pernice Jr. (69) and Scott McCarron (68) by one stroke. Singh has won 34 times on the PGA Tour, including three major titles. It was his second victory on the 50-and-older tour(scores).