Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of strokes under par that American Troy Merritt finished to win the PGA Tour’s weather-delayed Barbasol Championship on Monday. Play had been suspended Sunday, pushing all but 21 players to a Monday finish. Merritt closed with a 5-under 67 for a 265 total and one-stroke victory at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. Americans Billy Horschel (67), Tom Lovelady (68) and Richy Werenski (66) shared second at 22-under 266. It was the second career victory for the 32-year-old Merritt (scores).


Percentage of respondents to a Morning Read social-media poll who answered “Rickie Fowler” to the question, “Who among these highest-ranked players who have not won a major will be the first?” The other responses: Tommy Fleetwood (36 percent), Jon Rahm (10 percent) and Alex Noren (9 percent).


Score posted Monday at Scotscraig Golf Club in Tayport, Scotland, by Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee in qualifying for this week’s Senior British Open. Chamblee shot 2 under to share the top spot with American John Inman and English amateur Robert Maxfield in the qualifier, which offered seven spots from the 145-man field. In 1995, Chamblee qualified at Scotscraig for that year’s British Open at St. Andrews’ Old Course. Chamblee, 56, will be making his Champions Tour debut in the Senior British Open at the Old Course. He won once on the PGA Tour. Another TV golf analyst, Gary Koch, a six-time Tour winner, also qualified for the Senior British Open. Koch shot 3-under 68 to co-medal at Lundin Golf Club.

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