Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Number of strokes over par in Sunday’s final round for American Rickie Fowler, who nonetheless won the PGA Tour’s Waste Management Phoenix Open. Fowler, 30, shot 74 for a 17-under 267 total and two-stroke victory, his fifth on Tour and first in nearly two years. It was the highest final-round score for a winner in the history of the Phoenix Open, which dates to 1932. Fowler, the 54-hole leader, stumbled with a bizarre triple-bogey 7 that included two balls – only one of which he actually hit – into the greenside pond at the 11th hole. After taking a drop from behind the green, he walked up to check the hole location and then watched as his ball trickled back into the pond. After a penalty stroke and another drop, he got up and down to save 7. Fowler led by four strokes after 54 holes and had stretched his lead to five with a birdie at the 10th before the drama unfolded. He birdied two of the final four holes to pull away from runner-up Branden Grace of South Africa (scores).


4

Number of strokes that American Akshay Bhatia played on Sunday to win the Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga. When heavy rain washed out the third round of the scheduled 54-hole event, Bhatia and Davis Thompson, who were tied at 2-under 142 after 36 holes, returned to the first tee in the afternoon for a sudden-death playoff. Bhatia, 17, of Wake Forest, N.C., made a two-putt par on No. 1 to win. Bhatia, who is No. 1 in Golfweek’s Junior Rankings and No. 12 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, told Golfweek last fall that he intends to forgo college and turn pro when he turns 18 in January 2020 (scores).


20

Number of worldwide professional victories for American Dustin Johnson, who won the European Tour’s inaugural Saudi International. Johnson, a 19-time winner on the PGA Tour, posted his first victory on the European Tour. He shot 3-under 67 in the final round for a 19-under 261 total and two-stroke victory over China’s Haotong Li at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. American Bryson DeChambeau, who won a week earlier at Dubai, tied for sixth in a tournament that featured four of the top five-ranked players in the world (scores).


69

Number of months since American Mark Anderson last won a Web.com Tour event. Anderson shot 4-under 67 for a 17-under 266 total and four-stroke victory at the Web.com Tour’s Country Club de Bogota Championship in Colombia. Anderson, 32, won the 2013 BMW Charity Pro-Am en route to his first of two graduations from the developmental tour to the PGA Tour (scores).


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