Position in the Official World Golf Ranking that could be up for grabs this week in the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea. No. 3-ranked Brooks Koepka and No. 4 Justin Thomas, who will be paired together, could overtake No. 1 Dustin Johnson, who is not competing. Koepka and Thomas, the CJ Cup’s defending champion, will be paired with local favorite Sungjae Im, a PGA Tour rookie who led the Web.com Tour in earnings last season, at 8:15 a.m. local time Thursday off No. 10 (tee times).
Number of times that Sergio Garcia has won the European Tour’s Andalucia Valderrama Masters. Garcia, the winner in 2011 and 2017, returned to his native Spain this week as his foundation plays host to the tournament (tee times).
Number of strokes under par that Laura Davies stood after 36 holes to lead the Senior LPGA Championship. Davies, of England, bogeyed two of her first four holes before recovering to shoot 2-under 70 at French Lick (Ind.) Resort’s Pete Dye Course. With a 138 total, Davies held a two-stroke lead over American Brandie Burton, who shot 66 to surge into contention (scores/tee times).