Number of semesters that Jordan Spieth was enrolled at the University of Texas before he turned pro at age 19 in late 2012. Spieth, who was a freshman on the Longhorns’ 2012 NCAA championship team, turned pro in December of his sophomore year in Austin, which is the site of this week’s WGC Match Play (tee times; groups; bracket).
Number of players entered in the WGC Match Play who competed in the inaugural event, in 1999. Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson, Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods played in the 1999 Match Play at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., where Jeff Maggert prevailed in 38 holes against Andrew Magee.
Number of former major champions entered in the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, which will be played this week opposite the 64-man WGC Match Play. Double major winners Angel Cabrera and Zach Johnson will join former major champions David Duval, Trevor Immelman, Davis Love III and Graeme McDowell in the Dominican Republic (tee times).
Number of years that the Hero Indian Open, which is co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours, has been played. The tournament, which dates to 1964 and has been won by the likes of the late major champions Peter Thomson and Payne Stewart, begins Thursday at DLF Golf & Country Club in New Delhi (tee times).
Number of the top 66 in the Official World Golf Ranking who are scheduled to compete at the WGC Match Play, which begins today at Austin (Texas) Country Club. Among the top players, only 10th-ranked Rickie Fowler and No. 29 Adam Scott are not entered (tee times; groups; bracket).
Number of players who competed in 18-hole Monday qualifying for 12 spots into the Web.com Tour’s Savannah Golf Championship at The Landings Club’s Deer Creek Course in Savannah, Ga. The qualifiers: Hunter Stewart, Emmanuel Kountakis, Will Zalatoris, Derek Chang, Lorens Chan and Blake Morris from The Landings Club’s Plantation and Palmetto courses; Michael Nagy, Brandon Crick, Jeffrey Kang, Cory Howard, Tain Lee and Grant Hirschman from Landings’ Oakridge Course (tee times).
Average distance, in yards, of Anne Van Dam’s drives on the LPGA. Van Dam, 23, of the Netherlands, is a four-time winner on the Ladies European Tour and an LPGA rookie. She is entered in this week’s Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, Calif. Her driving distance is 8 yards longer than the LPGA season record of 284.5, set by Sweden’s Karin Sjodin in 2006. Van Dam would rank among the top half in driving distance this season on the PGA Tour, at No. 102.