Number of times that Inbee Park has been ranked No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings. Park, 29, of South Korea, reclaimed the top spot Monday after she tied for second in the LPGA’s recent Hugel-JTBC L.A. Open. China’s Shanshan Feng, who ranked No. 1 for the past 23 weeks, slipped to No. 2, bumping American Lexi Thompson to No. 3. This is Park’s 93rd cumulative week atop the Rolex Rankings.
Number of weeks of PGA Tour competition that Brooks Koepka missed while recovering from a partially torn tendon in his left wrist. Koepka, 27, the reigning U.S. Open champion and No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will team with Marc Turnesa in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans this week (field). Koepka hasn’t competed since he finished 34th, or last, in the winners-only Sentry Tournament of Champions in early January.
Number of spots that Alexander Levy improved in the Official World Golf Ranking, to No. 47, after his victory Sunday in the European Tour’s Trophee Hassan II. Levy, 27, of France, who posted three top-10 finishes in his five previous starts, is bidding to make the European team for the Ryder Cup matches this fall at Le Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France.
Amount, in dollars, that the Creekside Homeowners Association in Salem, Ore., has been ordered to pay the owners of the nearby Creekside Golf Club, according to a report by theStatesman Journal newspaper. The club’s owners, developers Larry Tokarski and Terry Kelly, won reimbursement for their legal fees after a judge ruled against the CHA’s lawsuit to keep the golf club from being redeveloped into a 354-home subdivision. The ruling is being appealed, the newspaper reported. The judge’s ruling, plus the estimated $240,000 that the CHA spent in legal fees, amounts to $1,127 for each of the association’s 588 homeowners.