Keeping Score

Keeping score

Patty Tavatanakit


Number of consecutive victories on the Symetra Tour for Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit, who won the Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic on Sunday. Tavatanakit closed with a 5-under 67 for a 20-under 268 total and seven-stroke victory at Brook Lea Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. Tavatanakit, 19, a first-year professional who played two seasons at UCLA, won last week’s event on the LPGA’s developmental tour, the Donald Ross Classic at French Lick Resort (scores).


Number of players who have finished among the top five in all four major championships in a season. Brooks Koepka tied for fourth in the British Open (scores) after he tied for second in the Masters, won the PGA and finished second in the U.S. Open earlier this year. Jordan Spieth (2015), Rickie Fowler (2014), Tiger Woods (2000, 2005) and Jack Nicklaus (1971, 1973) also finished among the top five in all four majors in a season.


Number of strokes under par that Norway’s Kristoffer Ventura finished to win the Korn Ferry Tour’s Pinnacle Bank Championship in Omaha, Neb. Ventura, 24, a former Oklahoma State collegian, shot 1-under 70 for a 268 total and two-stroke victory at The Club at Indian Creek. Americans Andres Gonzales and Chad Ramey each closed with 67 and shared second at 14-under 270. It was Ventura’s second victory of the season and followed two consecutive missed cuts (scores).


Number of strokes under par that American Jim Herman finished to win the PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. Herman, 41, acting on a putting tip from President Donald Trump, his former employer at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, returned to a conventional putting grip and closed with a 2-under 70 for a 262 total and one-stroke victory. American Kelly Kraft, who had taken a one-stroke lead to the 16th tee, made bogey on Nos. 16 and 17 to shoot 70 and finish second at 25-under 263. Herman’s only other Tour victory came at the 2016 Houston Open, after a practice round with Trump. “I think I need to see him again soon,” Herman said. “He motivates me and puts me in a good spot” (scores).


Number of starts in major championships without a victory for England’s Lee Westwood, which ranks second all time to Jay Haas’ 87 non-winning starts in majors. Westwood, who tied for fourth in the British Open (scores), posted his 11th career top-five finish in major championships.

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