Percentage change in rounds played in June, compared with the same month in 2018, according to Golf Datatech’s National Golf Rounds Played Report. For the first six months of 2019, rounds played were down 1 percent compared with the first half of 2018. Play at private courses has risen marginally this year, up 0.5 percent, while rounds have declined slightly at public-access courses, down 1.3 percent.
Time, in minutes and seconds, that Belgium’s Thomas Detry took to play a 500-yard hole in a recent European Tour exhibition in Malaga, Spain. According to the European Tour, the time set the “Guinness Book of World Records” standard for “fastest hole of golf by an individual.”
Number of consecutive top-5 finishes for Australian Brett Coletta on the Korn Ferry Tour. Coletta, 23, who ranks 22nd on the developmental tour’s season points list, would lock up a PGA Tour card for 2019-20 with another top-5 this week in the Ellie Mae Classic, which begins today at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif. (tee times).
Number of players paired together at 7:50 a.m. today in the Wyndham Championship who earned their first PGA Tour victories at the annual stop in Greensboro, N.C. Webb Simpson (2011), Patrick Reed (2013) and Si Woo Kim (2016) earned breakthrough titles at Sedgefield Country Club (tee times).
Number of years that Charley Hull, 23, has been a member at Woburn (England) Golf Club, site of this week’s Women’s British Open. Hull, whose only LPGA victory occurred at the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship, tied for 17th in the 2016 Women’s British Open at Woburn. Play begins today at Woburn’s Marquess Course, with England’s Georgia Hall, who won last year as a rookie at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, as the defending champion (tee times).