Number of berths into the British Open that will be available at the SMBC Singapore Open, which begins Thursday at Sentosa Golf Club’s Serapong Course. The tournament, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, is part of the Open Qualifying Series. The top four finishers not otherwise exempt for the British Open will earn spots in the Open, to be played July 18-21 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. American Davis Love III, a 21-time winner on the PGA Tour, is among those seeking a path into the Open via Singapore. Love, 54, hasn’t played in golf’s oldest major championship since 2012.
Number of strokes under par that American John Oda stood Monday as darkness suspended play in the Web.com Tour’s Bahamas Great Exuma Classic. Oda, 22, shot 4-under 68 at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course in Great Exuma, Bahamas, to open a two-stroke lead over China’s Zecheng Dou (66). The tournament, which concludes on Wednesday, is the first of two consecutive events to open the season for the developmental tour in the Bahamas (scores).
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Matt Kuchar, who improved 10 spots after winning the Sony Open in Hawaii. Kuchar, 40, has won in two of his past three starts this season on the PGA Tour, running his career victory total to nine. Before he won the Mayakoba Golf Classic in November, Kuchar had played 115 Tour events without a victory. His highest career position in the OWGR is fourth, after he won the 2013 Memorial.