Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of career victories on the PGA Tour for England’s Paul Casey, who successfully defended his title Sunday at the Valspar Championship. Casey, 41, of England, managed only a 1-over 72 in the final round at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla., but his 8-under 276 total held up for a one-stroke victory. American Jason Kokrak (71) and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen (69) shared second at 7-under 277. Dustin Johnson, the No. 1-ranked player in the world who started the day one stroke behind 54-hole leader Casey, struggled with a birdie-free 74 and slipped to T-6. The Valspar was the finale of the four-tournament Florida Swing (scores).


Number of times that American Vince Covello played the 18th hole in the final round at the Tour’s Chitimacha Louisiana Open, capped by a birdie 3 in a playoff to win. Covello posted a tap-in birdie on the 439-yard closing hole at Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club in Broussard, La., to tie 54-hole leader Justin Lower at 19-under 265. After each posted pars in two consecutive replays of the 18th, Covello, 36, made birdie to secure his first victory on the developmental tour (scores).


Number of strokes under par that South Korea’s Jin Young Ko finished to win the LPGA’s Bank of Hope Founders Cup in Phoenix. Ko closed with a bogey-free 7-under 65 for a 266 total and one-stroke victory at Wildfire Golf Club at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. It was the third career victory for Ko, 23, with one in each of the past three seasons. American sisters Jessica and Nelly Korda shared second place with Spain’s Carlota Ciganda and China’s Yu Liu (scores).


Number of minutes that play was delayed because of thunder as Nacho Elvira faced a potential tying putt on the final hole of the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Elvira, 32, of Spain, returned to the 18th green at Saujana Golf & Country Club and sank a 30-foot putt to force a playoff with Scott Hend, 45, of Australia. Returning to the tee at the par-5 18th, Hend proceeded to benefit from a good bounce off a tree and into the fairway, then hit another tree and landed in a greenside bunker. From there, he blasted to within 3 feet for birdie and the victory, his first since 2016. The tournament, co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours, was Hend’s 10th title on the two tours. Elvira, who played college golf at Texas A&M, posted his second consecutive runner-up after he had missed five cuts in a row (scores).

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