Number of Italians who have finished No. 1 on the European Tour at the end of a season. Francesco Molinari stands a good chance this week at being the first. Play at the tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship begins today at Jumeirah Golf Estates’ Earth Course in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (tee times). Molinari, who leads the tour’s 2017-18 Race to Dubai standings, can win the year-long title with a tie for fifth or better in Dubai. No. 2-ranked Tommy Fleetwood must win the tournament and have Molinari place outside of the top five to win the season title. A $5 million bonus pool will be divided among the top 10 finishers in the standings.
Number of players with double-digit career victories on the PGA Tour who will be playing this week’s RSM Classic. Davis Love III, with 21 Tour victories, will join Ernie Els (19), Jim Furyk (17) and Zach Johnson (12) at Sea Island Resort’s Seaside Course on St. Simons Island, Ga. (tee times).
Number of players in this week’s LPGA’s CME Group Championship who have a shot at winning the Race to the CME Globe title and its $1 million bonus via the reset standings. Play begins today at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. (tee times).