Number of players who successfully defended his title at the Honda Classic. Jack Nicklaus won in 1977 and ’78 at what was known as the Jackie Gleason-Inverrary Classic and played at Inverrary Country Club’s East Course in Lauderhill, Fla. Justin Thomas will have a chance to match Nicklaus’ feat when the Honda begins today at PGA National Resort & Spa’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (tee times).
Number of LPGA victories for American Michelle Wie, who returned to Singapore to defend her title in the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Play begins today at Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong Course. Wie, 29, tied for 23rd last week in her season debut, at the Honda LPGA Thailand. She had undergone season-ending surgery on her right hand in the fall after suffering repercussions from a car accident two years ago (tee times).