Margin of victory, in strokes, for American Patrick Reed, who won the Northern Trust on Sunday in Jersey City, N.J. Reed, 29, ended a 16-month winless streak dating to the 2018 Masters with his seventh victory on the PGA Tour. He closed with a 3-under 69 for a 16-under 268 total at Liberty National Golf Club in the first of three FedEx Cup playoff events. Reed jumped from 50th to second in the season standings. Runner-up Abraham Ancer made a bigger leap, from 67th to eighth. The top 70 in the standings advanced to this week’s BMW Championship at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club (scores).
Length, in feet, of the downhill left-to-right birdie putt made by Australian Gabriela Ruffels on the 36th hole to win the U.S. Women’s Amateur in West Point, Miss. Ruffels, 19, a junior at Southern California, defeated Switzerland’s Albane Valenzuela, a Stanford senior, 1 up, at Old Waverly Golf Club. Ruffels became the first Australian to win the Women’s Amateur and only the 11th from Down Under to win a USGA crown. Her parents, Ray Ruffels and Anna-Maria Fernandez, are former tennis touring professionals, and her brother, Ryan Ruffels, is a golf pro, primarily on the Latinoamerica Tour (scores).
Projected finish that Tiger Woods will need this week at the BMW Championship at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club to be among the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and advance to the Tour Championship. Woods, who opened with a 4-over 75 last week in the Northern Trust, withdrew before the second round, citing an oblique strain. He fell to No. 38 in the season standings. It was his first start since missing the cut three weeks earlier at the British Open. Woods, 43, would be the defending champion in the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.
Number of bogey-free holes that American Robynn Ree played over two days to close out a victory at the Symetra Tour’s PHC Classic in Milwaukee. It was her second consecutive victory on the LPGA’s development tour, after winning the CDPHP Open two weeks earlier, as she rose to fifth in the season standings. Ree shot a final-round 6-under 66 for a 54-hole total of 17-under 199 at Brown Deer Park Golf Course. In 13 starts this season, Ree has made 13 cuts, with five top-10 finishes. American Vicky Hurst (65) finished three strokes behind (scores).
Number of starts on the Korn Ferry Tour that American Bo Hoag needed to post his first victory and earn a promotion to the PGA Tour. Hoag, 31, in his third season on the developmental tour, birdied his final two holes for a two-stroke victory at the WinCo Foods Portland Open in North Plains, Ore. Hoag shot a final-round 6-under 65 for a 22-under 262 total at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow Course (scores). With the victory, Hoag jumped from 31st to seventh on the Korn Ferry Tour points list. The top 25 earned PGA Tour cards for the 2019-20 season.
Number of starts between victories for South Korea’s Mi Jung Hur, who won the Ladies Scottish Open in North Berwick, Scotland. Hur, 29, shot a final-round 5-under 66 for a tournament-record 20-under 264 total and four-stroke victory at The Renaissance Club. It was her third LPGA title and first since winning the 2014 Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic. Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn, who entered the final round with a one-stroke lead over Hur and South Korea’s Jeongeun Lee6, finished second with Lee6 at 16-under 268. Hur was the seventh LPGA winner this season from South Korea, a nation which has claimed 11 total victories in 23 events (scores).