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Odds for tournament host Australia to win the ISPS Handa World Cup of Golf, which began today at Metropolitan Golf Club in South Oakleigh, Australia. Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith compose the Aussie team. England (Tyrrell Hatton and Ian Poulter) went off as the 13-2 second choice, and the Americans (Matt Kuchar and Kyle Stanley) were the 15-2 third pick (scores).


Number of combined victories on the PGA Tour for Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, who will play each other in a $9 million, winner-take-all match Friday at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Woods ranks No. 2 all-time, with 80 victories, behind only the late Sam Snead’s 82; Mickelson stands ninth, with 43.


Amount, in dollars, that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have combined to earn in their careers on the PGA Tour. Woods ranks first in all-time earnings on the Tour, with $115,504,853, and Mickelson is second, with $88,254,084. As gaudy as those numbers might appear to be, Woods’ and Mickelson’s off-course endorsement earnings – estimated to be in the tens of millions per year – dwarf them. For perspective, Jack Nicklaus, he of the 18 major championships, earned $5,734,031 in his career and ranks No. 280 on the PGA Tour’s all-time earnings list.