Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of career victories on the PGA Tour for American Keith Mitchell, who won the Honda Classic on Sunday in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., in his 40th career start. Mitchell, 27, in his second season on Tour, sank a 15½-foot birdie putt on the final hole at PGA National Resort’s Champion Course for a one-stroke victory over Brooks Koepka and Rickie Fowler. Mitchell shot 3-under 67 for a 9-under 271 total. Koepka and Fowler, who finished ahead of Mitchell, also birdied the 552-yard, par-5 18th to tie at 8-under 272. Vijay Singh, who at age 56 was seeking to become the oldest winner on the PGA Tour, shot 70 and finished in sixth place (scores).


Number of times in his past eight starts that American Kurt Kitayama has won on the European Tour. Kitayama birdied two of his last three holes to shoot 2-under 70 for a 7-under 281 total and one-stroke victory in the Oman Open at Al Mouj Golf in Muscat, Oman. Kitayama, 26, who won the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open in December for his first tour victory, had missed three consecutive cuts before reclaiming his winning form (scores).


Number of starts on the Asian Tour that rookie Zach Murray needed to secure his first victory. Murray, 21, of Australia, closed with a 4-under 68 for a 21-under 266 total and two-stroke victory in the 100th New Zealand Open at The Hills in Arrowtown. Murray, a recent Asian Tour Q-School graduate, was the third-fastest rookie to win in Asian Tour history, after Kane Webber (2006 Macao Open) and Todd Sinnott (2017 Leopalace Myanmar Open), both of whom won in their second starts (scores).


Number of strokes by which American Mark O’Meara won the Champions Tour’s Cologuard Classic. O’Meara closed with a 7-under 66 for a 17-under 202 total at Omni Tucson (Ariz.) National. O’Meara, 62, a two-time major champion, won his third tournament on the senior tour, and first since 2010. Americans Kirk Triplett, Scott McCarron and Willie Wood shot final-round 69s and shared second at 13-under 206. John Smoltz, the former baseball pitcher, tied for 53rd in his Champions Tour debut (scores).


Number of LPGA career victories, all since mid-2017, for Sung Hyun Park, who won the HSBC Women’s World Championship. Park, 25, of South Korea, shot 8-under 64 for a 15-under 273 total and two-stroke victory at Sentosa Golf Club’s New Tanjong Course in Singapore. Australia’s Minjee Lee (69) finished second at 13-under 275 (scores).

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