Number of times that the Ricoh Women’s British Open has been played at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in Lytham, England, since the tournament was designated as an LPGA major championship in 2001. Past major champions at Lytham: Annika Sorenstam (2003), Sherri Steinhauer (2006) and Catriona Matthew (2009). The Women’s British Open marks its fourth edition at Royal Lytham beginning today (tee times).
Number of consecutive finishes of 15th or better for second-year player Joel Dahmen on the PGA Tour. At No. 61 in the FedEx Cup ranking, he will seek to improve his standing – and perhaps break through for his first victory – this week at the Barracuda Championship, which begins today at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nev. (tee times).
Best finish in seven career starts at Firestone Country Club for Francesco Molinari. The Italian enters this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational at No. 6 in the world rankings after his victory two weeks ago in the British Open. Play begins today at Firestone’s South Course in Akron, Ohio (tee times).