Number of times that American Brooks Koepka has won in his past 12 starts worldwide, spanning four months, with his victory Sunday in the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup. Koepka, the reigning PGA Tour player of the year after victories in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, shot 8-under 64 in the final round for a 21-under 267 total and four-stroke victory at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea. He was projected to move to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in his career, supplanting countryman Dustin Johnson. American Gary Woodland finished second with a 9-under 63 and 17-under 271 score. It was the fifth career victory for Koepka, 28. The 78-man CJ Cup was the second event on the Tour’s three-event Asia Swing, which concludes this week with the WGC HSBC Champions in Shanghai (scores).
Number of Americans to win on the LPGA this season as Danielle Kang joined her countrywomen in the winner’s circle by claiming the title at the Buick LPGA Shanghai. One day after her 26th birthday, Kang shot 3-under 69 for a 13-under 275 total and two-stroke victory at Qizhong Garden Golf Club in Shanghai. Seven players shared second at 11-under 277: Americans Marina Alex, Brittany Altomare and Annie Park; New Zealand’s Lydia Ko; South Korea’s Sei Young Kim; Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn; and Wenbo Liu, a 17-year-old from China. The other American winners this season: Brittany Lincicome, Jessica Korda, Michelle Wie, Annie Park, Marina Alex and Angela Stanford (scores).
Number of strokes under par for Sergio Garcia, who leads the European Tour’s Andalucia Valderrama Masters, which was suspended because of inclement weather after already having been reduced to 54 holes. Play was scheduled to resume today at Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande, Spain. Garcia, a Spaniard, stood at 10-under 132, three strokes ahead of England’s Lee Westwood. Garcia won the tournament in 2011 and 2017. In the intervening years, 2012-2016, the event was not played (scores).
Number of strokes under par that American Woody Austin stood in winning the Dominion Energy Charity Classic, the first of three Champions Tour playoff tournaments. Austin shot a final-round 3-under 69 for a 54-hole aggregate of 205 and a one-stroke victory over Germany’s Bernhard Langer (70) at Country Club of Virginia in Richmond. Austin, 54, claimed his fourth victory on the 50-and-older tour, matching his total on the PGA Tour. Jay Haas, the 36-hole leader, was bidding to become the oldest winner in senior-tour history but shot a final-round 74 and slipped into a share of third place (scores). Langer strengthened his hold on the top spot in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.