Number of strokes by which American Steve Stricker won the Champions Tour’s weather-delayed Regions Tradition on Monday. The scheduled final round had been washed out Sunday at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Stricker, 52, closed with a bogey-free 4-under 68 for an 18-under 270 total and his fourth career victory on the 50-and-older tour. Americans Billy Andrade (72), Paul Goydos (70) and David Toms (72) tied for second at 12-under 276. The Regions Tradition was the first major championship of the Champions Tour’s season (scores).
Odds for American Tiger Woods, the favorite, to win this week’s PGA Championship, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. With a victory, Woods, 43, who hasn’t played since his victory five weeks ago at the Masters, would tie Sam Snead’s record of 82 career titles on the PGA Tour. The next choices for the oddsmakers were Americans Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, the PGA’s defending champion, at 10-1 each. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy was a 12-1 selection. Play begins Thursday at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in Farmingdale, N.Y. (tee times).
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking, for South Korea’s Sung Kang, who won the AT&T Byron Nelson on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory. Kang, 31, who improved 63 spots to a career high in the OWGR, ended last year at No. 203.