Keeping Score

Keeping score

2.25

Amount, in millions of dollars, that Gary Woodland earned for winning the U.S. Open on Sunday. The payout from the $12.5 million purse equaled the amount that Rory McIlroy won for claiming the Players Championship in May as the richest in golf. Woodland’s haul topped the $2.07 million that Tiger Woods earned for his Masters victory in April. Put another way, Woodland, who shot 13-under 271 at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, racked up $8,302.58 per stroke during four days at one of America’s most gorgeous seaside resorts.


6-1

Odds for favorite Brooks Koepka to win the British Open, according to Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Koepka, an American who was bidding for a third consecutive U.S. Open title last week at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links, came up three shots short in a runner-up finish to compatriot Gary Woodland. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, who will be a sentimental favorite when the British Open visits Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland on July 18-21, was listed as the No. 2 choice, at 10-1. Americans Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods were next at 12-1. Woodland, in the wake of his first major championship, was listed as a 50-1 choice. Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, who grew up in Portrush, rated 50-1.


12

Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for American Gary Woodland, who jumped 13 spots to a career-high ranking after he won the U.S. Open on Sunday at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links.


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