Keeping Score

Keeping score


Number of strokes by which Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy breezed to victory in the RBC Canadian Open on Sunday in Hamilton, Ontario. McIlroy, 30, who stepped onto the 18th tee at Hamilton Golf & Country Club needing birdie to shoot 59, instead made bogey to shoot 9-under 61 for a 22-under 258 total. American Webb Simpson holed out for birdie on the par-4 18th hole for 68 to tie Ireland’s Shane Lowry (67) for second place at 15-under 265. McIlroy, who won the Players Championship in March, posted his second victory of the PGA Tour season and 16th of his career. Adam Hadwin (70) finished sixth at 12-under 268 to be the low Canadian. No Canadian has won his national open since Pat Fletcher in 1954 (scores). Hadwin also earned an exemption into the British Open at Royal Portrush, via the Open Qualifying Series. So did Graeme McDowell, who won a spot for the Open’s return to his native Northern Ireland for the first time since 1951 when he holed a 29-foot par putt at the 18th hole to tie for eighth.


Number of career victories on the Champions Tour for American Scott McCarron, who won the Mastercard Japan Championship. McCarron, 53, closed with a 5-under 67 at Narita (Japan) Golf Club for a 13-under 203 total and three-stroke victory, his third of the season. Americans Billy Andrade (68) and Kirk Triplett (69) shared second at 10-under 206 (scores).


Distance, in feet, of the eagle putt that American Lexi Thompson sank to post a one-stroke victory in the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, N.J. Thompson, 24, shot 4-under 67 for a 12-under 201 total at Seaview Hotel and Golf Club’s Bay Course to edge South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6, who won the previous week’s U.S. Women’s Open. It was the 11th career victory for Thompson, who has won at least once for seven consecutive seasons, the longest active streak on the LPGA (scores).


Age difference, in years, for Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee, 49, and countryman Phachara Khongwatmai, 20, who won the European Tour’s GolfSixes Cascais in Cascais, Portugal. Jaidee and Khongwatmai defeated England’s Tom Lewis and Paul Waring in a closest-to-the-pin playoff at Oitavos Dunes. The teams had tied in the final six-hole match and returned to the par-3 sixth hole, which plays over a swimming pool amid a party atmosphere, where Khongwatmai hit his tee shot to 6 feet for the victory. It was Jaidee’s ninth victory on the European Tour and first since 2016; for Khonwatmai, it was his first on the tour (scores).


Final-round score for Australia’s Rhein Gibson, who rallied to win the Tour’s BMW Charity Pro-Am in Greer, S.C. Gibson posted an 8-under final round at Thornblade Club for a 21-under 193 total in an event that was shortened to 54 holes because of inclement weather. It was Gibson’s first victory in four seasons on the developmental tour. Gibson had shown good form in the previous week, shooting three rounds of 66 or better and tying for fourth at the Rex Hospital Classic (scores).


Final-round score for France’s Perrine Delacour, who posted a two-stroke victory at the Symetra Tour’s Four Winds Invitational in South Bend, Ind. Delacour, 25, a Parisian who resides in Orlando, Fla., recovered from an opening-round 75 to go 12 under for the 36-hole weekend at Blackthorn Golf Club and shoot 9-under 207 for her first victory on the developmental tour. American Jillian Hollis closed with 69 for a 7-under 209 total and second place (scores).


Age, in years, of Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, the site of the 119th U.S. Open, which begins Thursday. The course, along Carmel Bay on the Monterey Peninsula on the central California coast, was designed by Jack Neville and Douglas S. Grant (tee times).

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