Number of the top five in the Official World Golf Ranking who will be competing this week in the WGC HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai. No. 1 Brooks Koepka, No. 2 Dustin Johnson, No. 3 Justin Rose and No. 5 Rory McIlroy are entered. England’s Rose, the defending champion, will be among 10 players from the victorious European Ryder Cup team scheduled to start (tee times).
Number of winners of the Sanderson Farms Championship, including the past four, who claimed their first PGA Tour titles at the annual Mississippi stop. The first-time winners: Ryan Armour (2017), Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati (2015), Nick Taylor (2014), Chris Kirk (2011), D.J. Trahan (2006), Luke Donald (2002), Cameron Beckman (2001), Willie Wood (1996), Ed Dougherty (1995) and Brian Henninger (1994). The tournament has been played at Country Club of Jackson since 2014 (tee times).