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Score made by Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira on the par-3 17th hole, the third in a playoff against South Korea’s Si Woo Kim, to win the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage on Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Kodaira, 28, a member of the Japan Golf Tour, shot 5-under 66 to tie Kim (71) at 12-under 272. After both made par 4s in two consecutive trips back to the 18th hole, Kodaira sank a 25-foot putt at No. 17 to win his first PGA Tour title in his 15th start. Americans Bryson DeChambeau (66) and Luke List (72) tied for third at 11-under 273 (scores).

Spain’s Jon Rahm adds his name to the list of winners on the Spanish Open trophy.

Spain’s Jon Rahm adds his name to the list of winners on the Spanish Open trophy.


Number of worldwide victories that Jon Rahm has compiled in less than two years as a professional. Rahm, 23, who turned pro after the 2016 U.S. Open, added his national championship, the Spanish Open, to a growing roster of victories. Rahm shot 5-under 67 on Sunday at National Golf Center in Madrid for a 20-under 268 total and two-stroke victory over Ireland’s Paul Dunne (71). Spain claimed two of the top three spots as Nacho Elvira shot 71 to place third at 17-under 271. The Spanish Open was reinstated after a one-year absence but without corporate sponsorship. Rahm, who was No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, won the PGA Tour’s CareerBuilder Challenge in January after three victories in 2017 (scores).


Number of career LPGA victories for Brooke Henderson, who won the Lotte Championship on Saturday. Henderson, 20, of Smiths Falls, Ontario, shot 3-under 69 during a windy final round at Ko Olina Golf Club in Kapolei, Hawaii, to complete a 12-under 276 and four-stroke victory. Spain’s Azahara Munoz (67) placed second at 8-under 280, followed by China’s Shanshan Feng (71), Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn (69) and South Korea’s Inbee Park (72) at 7-under 281. Lindy Duncan (70) and Lizette Salas (72) were the low Americans, tied with Taiwan’s Peiyun Chen (70) for sixth at 6-under 282. Henderson needs two more titles to tie Sandra Post for the most LPGA victories by a Canadian(scores).


Number of holes that Steve Flesch played Saturday to win the Champions Tour’s Mitsubishi Electric Classic at Duluth, Ga. With inclement weather forecast for Sunday, officials opted to play the second and third rounds of the scheduled 54-hole event on Saturday. Flesch, 50, birdied the 18th at TPC Sugarloaf to shoot 4-under 68 and get into a playoff with Bernhard Langer (69) and Scott Parel (64) at 11-under 205. Flesch made birdie two more times on the 544-yard, par-5 18th in the playoff – first to eliminate Langer and then to outlast Parel – for his first victory on the 50-and-older tour. The left-handed Flesch had not won on a major professional tour since he claimed the PGA Tour’s 2007 Turning Stone Resort Invitational for his fourth tour title, a span of 169 starts spanning both tours (scores).