Number of consecutive years that local favorite Sergio Garcia of Spain has won the European Tour’s Anadalucia Masters, which will begin Thursday at Real Club Valderrama in Sotogrande, Spain. Garcia will be paired with countryman Jorge Campillo, the only Spaniard to win this season on the European Tour, and Italy’s Guido Migliozzi, a two-time winner on the tour this year (tee times).
Number of Americans who rank among the top 10 on the Asian Tour’s money list. Johannes Veerman stands No. 7, followed by countrymen Micah Lauren Shin at No. 8 and David Lipsky at No. 10. Thailand’s Jazz Janewattanond, the winner of the recent Korea Open, leads the earnings list with $738,093. Lipsky won the tour’s 2014 Order of Merit.
Number of U.S. Open champions who will be competing in this week’s U.S. Senior Open, which begins Thursday at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind. Michael Campbell (2005), Retief Goosen (2001, 2004), Lee Janzen (1993, 1998), Steve Jones (1996), Tom Kite (1992), Corey Pavin (1995) and Tom Watson (1982) are past U.S. Open winners who are entered in the Champions Tour’s third major championship of the season. No player in the 156-man field has won a U.S. Open and a U.S. Senior Open in his career (tee times). Seven former players – Billy Casper, Hale Irwin, Orville Moody, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino – won the U.S. Open and the U.S. Senior Open.
Number of years since the PGA Tour has played in Michigan, a streak that will end Thursday when the Rocket Mortgage Classic begins at Detroit Golf Club. The former Buick Open ended a 33-year run at Warwick Hills in Grand Blanc in 2009 (tee times).