Number of players who competed for the victorious Americans at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National who will be playing in this week’s 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn. Brooks Koepka, who is No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be joined by former Ryder Cup teammates Phil Mickelson, Ryan Moore, Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker (tee times). The 3M Open is the PGA Tour’s first regular-season event in the state since the 1969 Minnesota Golf Classic.
Number of players, from a starting field of 288 at four sites in the United Kingdom, who advanced from final qualifying to earn spots in the British Open on July 18-21 at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. The qualifiers: England’s Andrew Wilson, Thomas Thurloway and Ashton Turner at Notts (Hollinwell); England’s Curtis Knipes and Callum Shinkwin and Canada’s Austin Connelly at Prince’s; England’s Garrick Porteous, Jack Senior and Matthew Baldwin at St. Annes Old Links; American Brandon Wu and Scotland’s Connor Syme and Sam Locke at Fairmont St. Andrews.
Average number of strokes under par that the winner of the LECOM Health Challenge has shot in the PGA Tour developmental event’s three previous editions. The tournament returns to Peek’n Peak Resort’s Upper Course in Findley Lake, N.Y., for a fourth edition beginning Thursday (tee times).
Number of strokes under par that Sei Young Kim shot last year at Thornberry Creek in Oneida, Wis., to set the LPGA scoring mark and win the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Kim, 26, a South Korean and eight-time winner on the LPGA, will seek to defend her title beginning Thursday (tee times).