Number of players to qualify for the 70-man BMW Championship every year since the event became part of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs in 2007. Phil Mickelson has played in all 11 BMWs, with a best finish of T-2 in 2012, behind Rory McIlroy. Mickelson ranks ninth in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 30 will advance from the BMW, which begins Thursday at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa. (tee times), to next week’s Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Record for the Americans in Ryder Cups in which Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods were teammates. They were selected, along with Bryson DeChambeau, as captain’s picks Tuesday by Jim Furyk for the biennial matches against Europe on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National near Paris.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Bryson DeChambeau, who moved up five spots in Tuesday’s updated world order with his second consecutive victory in the PGA Tour’s season-ending playoffs. DeChambeau, who will turn 25 on Sept. 16, won the Dell Technologies Championship on Monday, one week after claiming the Northern Trust title. He ended 2017 ranked 99th in the world.
Number of years since a golfer has made a successful title defense in the Omega European Masters. England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick will seek to become the first member of the European Tour since the late Seve Ballesteros in 1978 to repeat as champion when play begins Thursday at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club in Crans Montana, Switzerland (tee times).