Distance, in miles, of the circumference of the track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in which holes 7-10 at Brickyard Crossing Golf Club are routed. Those holes will be rerouted as Nos. 15-18 for the finishing stretch at this week’s Indy Women in Tech Championship on the LPGA (tee times).
Number of players who have qualified for the PGA Tour’s postseason playoffs every year since the format debuted in 2007. Ten of them will extend the streak this season, based on their positions in the FedEx Cup points standings entering this week’s season finale, the Wyndham Championship (tee times): Justin Rose (4th), Bubba Watson (5th), Phil Mickelson (10th), Charles Howell III (46th), Zach Johnson (49th), Ryan Moore (59th), Matt Kuchar (62nd), Adam Scott (70th), Brandt Snedeker (80th) and Charley Hoffman (95th). According to Mike McAllister of PGATour.com, Sergio Garcia (131st) must finish solo 20th or better this week at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., to advance. Bill Haas (150th), the 2011 FedEx Cup champion, needs to place solo fourth or better. Luke Donald (213th) is injured and not competing.
Number of players who competed in a sudden-death playoff early Wednesday for the final spot into match play at the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links. Jacob Bergeron of Slidell, La., won the final stroke-play qualifying spot to advance to the Round of 64, but he lost to top-seeded Daniel Hillier of Australia, 3 and 2 (scores). In the 1988 U.S. Amateur, 31 golfers played off for four spots into match play.
Number of players atop the Web.com Tour’s season money list who will earn promotions to the PGA Tour after this week’s regular-season finale on the developmental tour. The WinCo Foods Portland Open begins today at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow course in North Plains, Ore. (tee times).
Number of career starts that England’s David Howell will have made on the European Tour when he tees it up this morning at the Nordea Masters at Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg, Sweden (tee times). Howell, 43, of England, will become the 10th player in tour history to reach the milestone, joining Sam Torrance, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Barry Lane, Colin Montgomerie, Roger Chapman, Paul Lawrie, Eamonn Darcy, Peter Baker and Malcolm Mackenzie.