Number of LPGA victories for Pernilla Lindberg, who outlasted Inbee Park over eight sudden-death playoff holes spanning two days to win the ANA Inspiration on Monday at Rancho Mirage, Calif. In her 193rd career start, Lindberg dropped a 30-foot birdie putt at the par-4 10th hole at Mission Hills Country Club on the fourth playoff hole of the morning – after four extra holes lateSunday – for her breakthrough victory in the season’s first major championship. Lindberg, 31, of Sweden, played college golf at Oklahoma State before turning pro in 2009 and joining the LPGA in 2010. Lindberg, Park and Jennifer Song had tied at 15-under 273 for 72 holes. Song was eliminated on the third playoff hole Sunday night before darkness suspended play between Lindberg and Park after a fourth extra hole, all at the par-5 18th (scores).
Number of golfers who won the Masters in their first appearance: Horton Smith (1934, the inaugural year), Gene Sarazen (1935) and Fuzzy Zoeller (1979).
Number of first-timers entered in this year’s Masters (a-amateur): Wesley Bryan, Austin Cook, Harry Ellis (a), Tony Finau, Dylan Frittelli, Doug Ghim (a), Patton Kizzire, Satoshi Kodaira, Haotong Li, Yuxin Lin (a), Yusaku Miyazato, Joaquin Niemann (a), Matt Parziale
(a), Doc Redman (a), Xander Schauffele and Shubhankar Sharma.
Number of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking who are entered in this week’s Masters Tournament at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club. Only No. 10 Brooks Koepka, the reigning U.S. Open champion who has been out since early January with an injured left wrist, will not play.