Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Number of golfers who played their way into the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs via the Wyndham Championship. With only the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points list advancing to this week’s Northern Trust, Nick Taylor and Harris English earned berths via their finishes Sunday at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Taylor tied for eighth, improving from No. 129 to No. 119 in the season standings. English tied for 11th, moving from No. 132 to No. 124. They bumped Martin Piller and Tyrone Van Aswegen, both of whom missed the cut in Greensboro, dropping to 126th and 127th, respectively (standings).


3

Number of strokes by which American Brandt Snedeker won the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship. After posting an 11-under 59 in the opening round at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Snedeker, 37, finished at 21-under 259 for his ninth career victory and first since early 2016. Webb Simpson, a North Carolinian who played college golf at nearby Wake Forest, closed with 62 to share second with Taiwan’s C.T. Pan (66) at 18-under 262 (scores).


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Margin of victory, in strokes, for South Korea’s Sungjae Im in the Web.com Tour’s WinCo Foods Portland Open. Im closed with a 4-under 67 for an 18-under 266 total at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow course in North Plains, Ore. It was the second victory this season for Im and boosted his earnings to a season-best $534,326 on the developmental tour (scores).


5

Number of years since American Bart Bryant, who won the Champions Tour’s Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, had won on the 50-and-older circuit, at the 2013 edition of the DSGO. Bryant closed with a 7-under 65 at En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, N.Y., for a 16-under 200 total and one-stroke victory over countryman Michael Bradley (68), the 36-hole leader. Bryant, 55, won three times on the PGA Tour (scores).


7

Number of strokes under par that Marta Sanz Barrio played the final 11 holes to post a one-stroke victory in the Symetra Tour’s FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship at Battle Creek (Mich.) Country Club. After Sanz, 25, of Spain, made bogey on the first hole, she played error-free golf the rest of the way in shooting 7-under 65 for a 13-under 203 total (scores).


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Length, in feet, of the birdie putt that South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park made on the first playoff hole to defeat American Lizette Salas and win the LPGA’s Indy Women in Tech Championship. Park shot 4-under 68 in the final round at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis for a 23-under total to tie Salas (70). It was the fifth LPGA victory for Park and her third this season (scores).


200

Number of career starts on the European Tour before Paul Waring posted his first victory. Waring, 33, of England, made a par on the first playoff hole to edge South Africa’s Thomas Aiken and win the Nordea Masters. They had tied at 14-under 266 at Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg, Sweden (scores).


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