Number of playoff holes that Kevin Sutherland needed to outlast Scott Parel and win the Champions Tour’s Rapiscan Systems Classic. Sutherland and Parel had tied at 7-under 209 after 54 holes at Fallen Oak in Biloxi, Miss., and they remained deadlocked after five extra holes when darkness intervened Sunday. They returned to the course early Monday and replayed the 429-yard, par-4 18th hole with matching pars before Sutherland ended the marathon with a 15-foot birdie putt on a replaying of the 18th. Sutherland claimed his second victory on the 50-and-older tour (scores).
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, an improvement of 25 spots, for American Kevin Kisner after his victory in the WGC Match Play. Kisner, 35, a three-time winner on Tour, was ranked as high as 14th in early 2016. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, the 2010 U.S. Open winner who had steadily dropped in the rankings from as high as No. 4 in the past decade, jumped from No. 257 to No. 133 with his victory in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic.
Number of players who will compete in the inaugural Augusta National Women’s Amateur, which begins Wednesday at Champions Retreat Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The first two rounds will be played at Champions Retreat before the field is cut to the low 30 players for the final round Saturday at Augusta National Golf Club. All 72 competitors will be able to play a practice round Friday at Augusta National (tee times).