Number of World Golf Championships won by American Brooks Koepka, who posted a three-stroke victory Sunday at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis, Tenn. Koepka, 29, a four-time major champion, shot 5-under 65 for a 16-under 264 total at TPC Southwind. Koepka, paired with 54-hole leader Rory McIlroy, birdied three of the first six holes to take control and completed a bogey-free round for his third victory of the season and seventh of his career to solidify his hold on the No. 1 spot in the world ranking. Webb Simpson shot 64 to finish runner-up at 13-under 267, followed by Australia’s Marc Leishman (67) at 12-under 268 (scores).
Number of Chinese to win USGA titles as Lei Ye posted a 1-up victory Saturday against American Jillian Bourdage to win the U.S. Girls’ Junior at SentryWorld in Stevens Point, Wis. Ye, 18, sank a 3-foot par putt on the 36th hole of the final match to join Fumie “Alice” Jo, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links winner, as China’s USGA champions. Ye will be an incoming freshman at Stanford. Bourdage, 17, of Tamarac, Fla., intends to attend Ohio State in 2020 (scores).
Number of birdies, on as many holes, that American Harry Higgs made in starting his round as he won the Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, Mo. Higgs, 27, shot 5-under 67 for a 22-under 266 total and two-stroke victory at Highland Springs Country Club. It was his first triumph in 25 career starts, including 19 this season, on the developmental tour. Americans Steve Wheatcroft (67) and Andrew Svoboda (68) tied for second at 20-under 268 (scores).
Number of career LPGA victories for South Korea’s Jin Young Ko, who won the Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France. It was her second major championship and third victory of the season. Ko, 24, closed with a 4-under 67 for a 15-under 269 total and two-stroke victory at Evian Resort Golf Club in the French Alps. Ko was expected to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Rankings. American rookie Jennifer Kupcho shot 5-under 66 to share second place with China’s Shanshan Feng (68) and South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim (73) at 13-under 271. The Evian was the fourth major championship of the LPGA season and precedes this week’s final major, the Women’s British Open (scores).
Time, in hours and minutes, that LPGA player Stacy Lewis said it took her threesome to play the second round of the Evian Championship on Friday at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France. Lewis tweeted, “I will never understand 5 hours and 50 minutes to play a round of golf! It’s not fun for us as players, can’t be fun to watch!”
Number of starts as a professional that American rookie Collin Morikawa needed before posting his first victory on the PGA Tour, at the Barracuda Championship. Morikawa, 22, posted 47 points under the modified Stableford scoring system (8 points for double eagle, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie, 0 for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-3 for double bogey) at Montreux Golf & Country Club in Reno, Nev. In his two previous starts, Morikawa tied for second at the 3M Open and tied for fourth at the John Deere Classic (scores).
Number of senior major championships, a Champions Tour record, won by Germany’s Bernhard Langer, who rallied from a three-stroke deficit to win the Senior British Open. Langer, 61, shot 4-under 66 for a 6-under 274 total and two-stroke victory at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in Lytham, England. In notching his fourth Senior British Open title, Langer posted his 40th victory on the 50-and-older tour, second to Hale Irwin’s 45. England’s Paul Broadhurst, the 54-hole leader, closed with a 1-over 71 for a 4-under 276 total and second place (scores).
Number of strokes under par that American Robynn Ree finished to win the Symetra Tour’s CDPHP Open in Albany, N.Y. Ree, 22, who is in her second year as a professional and seeking a return to the LPGA, shot 4-under 67 for a 200 total and one-stroke victory at Capital Hills. It was her fourth top-10 result in 12 starts. South Korea’s Yujeong Son (67), England’s Holly Clyburn (68) and Canada’s Maude-Aimee Leblanc (69) tied for second at 12-under 201 (scores).