Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Brooks Koepka, who jumped two spots in the world order after his victory in the PGA Championship. Koepka, 29, had been ranked No. 1 on three previous occasions since October, for a total of nine weeks, before his return to the top. With Koepka’s ascent, PGA runner-up Dustin Johnson slipped to No. 2, and Justin Rose also dropped one spot, to No. 3.
Odds for American Brooks Koepka to win the U.S. Open, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. A victory in the June 13-16 event at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links would be the third consecutive in the national championship for Koepka, who won the PGA on Sunday for his fourth major title, all in the past 23 months. American Dustin Johnson was the second choice to win the Open, at 8-1, with Tiger Woods third, at 12-1.
Number of strokes under par that Arkansas’ Maria Fassi finished to win the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship on Monday in Fayetteville, Ark. Fassi, a senior from Pachuca, Mexico, shot 5-under 68 at Blessings Golf Club for a 211 total and four-stroke victory over Florida’s Sierra Brooks. Fassi is the second Arkansas woman to win the NCAA title, after Stacy Lewis in 2007. The stroke-play portion of the tournament was reduced to 54 holes after weather suspended Saturday’s play. Monday’s competition, which was suspended for about 1½ hours because of rain, was halted by darkness. Play will resume this morning, and the top eight teams will advance to match play through Wednesday to determine the team champion (scores).
Number of golfers who qualified for the U.S. Open from a sectional qualifier Monday at Bent Tree Country Club and Northwood Club in Dallas (scores). American Brendon Todd and Canadian Nick Taylor led the 102-man field with 10-under 131 totals after one round on each course. It was the first of 12 sectional qualifiers to be played during the next two weeks in the U.S., Canada, England and Japan to determine the field for the U.S. Open on June 13-16 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.