Keeping Score

Keeping score


Results in her past three tournaments for American Lexi Thompson, who enters this week’s KPMG Women’s PGA Championship with momentum. After missing the cut at the Pure Silk Championship last month, Thompson tied for second at the U.S. Women’s Open, won the ShopRite LPGA Classic and tied for second at last week’s Meijer LPGA Classic. The Women’s PGA, the third major championship of the LPGA season, begins today at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (tee times).


Finish for tournament host Steve Stricker in his past two appearances at the Champions Tour’s American Family Insurance Championship, which begins Friday in Madison, Wis. Stricker and fellow Madison resident Jerry Kelly will be among the local favorites at University Ridge Golf Course (tee times).


Number of years since Venezuela’s Jhonattan Vegas has played in a regular European Tour event. Vegas, whose wife, Hildegard, is half-German and has family in Munich, will be playing in the BMW International Open, which begins today at Eichenried Golf Club in Munich (tee times).


Scoring average for Matthew Wolff during the past season at Oklahoma State, which set a season record for college golf. Wolff will make his professional debut at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, which begins today at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. Wolff, winner of the Jack Nicklaus and Fred Haskins awards as college golf’s top player, will enter the pay-for-play ranks with former teammate Viktor Hovland, who tied for 12th last week at the U.S. Open (tee times).


Number of years that Wichita, Kan., has played host to the PGA Tour’s top developmental circuit. The Wichita Open, one of four tournaments that remain from the developmental tour’s inaugural 1990 season (Knoxville, Tenn.; Springfield, Mo.; and Boise, Idaho), begins today at Crestview Country Club (tee times).

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