Keeping Score

Keeping score

1

Number of courses to have hosted the U.S. Open in three centuries. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y., site of this week’s 118th U.S. Open, also played host to the 1896 Open (won by James Foulis) and Opens in 1986 (Raymond Floyd), 1995 (Corey Pavin) and 2004 (Retief Goosen) (tee times).

3

Score that American Chase Wright posted on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to outlast countryman Alex Prugh and win the Web.com Tour’s Rust-Oleum Championship. Wright (68) and Prugh (67) had tied at 17-under 271 after 72 holes at Ivanhoe Club in Mundelein, Ill. Wright, 28, holed a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-4 18th on their second extra playing of the hole to post his first victory on the developmental tour and effectively secure a PGA Tour card for next season(scores).

4

Number of one-stroke penalties assessed for play that surpassed the allotted time in the European Tour’s Shot Clock Masters, an innovative new tournament in which pace of play was monitored by roving shot clocks. Finland’s Mikko Korhonen closed with a final-round 3-under 69 at Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria, for a 16-under 272 total and six-stroke victory. It was the first victory for Korhonen, 37, in seven seasons on the European Tour. Clemens Prader and Grant Forrest were assessed one penalty stroke each in the third round for not playing within the prescribed amount of time, and Markus Brier and Oscar Stark were dinged one stroke apiece in the fourth round for similar offenses (scores).

6

Number of strokes by which American Dustin Johnson won the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Classic. Johnson punctuated the runaway victory, his second of the year and 18th of his career, by holing a 9-iron from 171 yards for an eagle-2 on the final hole at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson closed with a 4-under 66 for a 19-under 261 total. He was projected to regain the Official World Golf Ranking’s top spot, which Justin Thomas had claimed four weeks ago. American Andrew Putnam, who had shared the 54-hole lead with Johnson and was seeking his first Tour victory, shot 2-over 72 to finish alone in second place at 13-under 267 (scores).

8

Number of singles matches that the U.S. won in sweeping the final session and routing Great Britain and Ireland, 17-3, in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. The American women, led by Kristen Gillman and her 5-0-0 record for the week, improved to 29-8-3 in the biennial amateur series after GB&I won two of the previous three matches (scores).

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Kristen Gillman (right) receives congratulations from Annabell Fuller after Gillman’s 5-and-4 singles victory Sunday clinched the U.S. triumph in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.

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Kristen Gillman (right) receives congratulations from Annabell Fuller after Gillman’s 5-and-4 singles victory Sunday clinched the U.S. triumph in the Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y.

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Number of strokes under par that American Tom Lehman finished to win the Champions Tour’s Principal Charity Classic, which was shortened to 36 holes when storms washed out the final round. Lehman shot 66-65–131 at Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa, for a two-stroke victory over Americans Scott Parel, Glen Day and Woody Austin and Germany’s Bernhard Langer. It was the 11th title on the 50-and-older tour for Lehman, 59, whose five victories on the PGA Tour include the 1996 British Open (scores).

63

Final-round score, 8 under, for American Annie Park as she rallied to win the ShopRite LPGA Classic for her first victory on the women’s tour. Park, 23, the 2013 NCAA champion while at USC, shot 16-under 197 for 54 holes at Stockton Seaview Hotel’s Bay Course in Galloway, N.J. Japan’s Sakura Yokomine surged up the leaderboard with a closing 10-under 61, matching the course record that Sei Young Kim had posted a day earlier, to finish one stroke back, at 15-under 198(scores).


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