Number of the 20 Walker Cup competitors who said they are turning professional after the biennial match that ended Sunday. Americans Akshay Bhatia, Steven Fisk, Isaiah Salinda, Alex Smalley and Brandon Wu and Great Britain and Ireland’s Tom Sloman and Euan Walker will become pros, according to Golfweek’s Alistair Tait. The U.S. won the match, 15½-10½, at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England (“U.S. rallies to stun GB&I in Walker Cup,” Sept. 9).
The Americans’ record against Europe in the Solheim Cup, the biennial match of female professionals that renews this week at Gleneagles Hotel’s PGA Centenary Course in Auchterarder, Scotland. However, the Americans are 0-2 in Scotland, having lost in 1992 at Dalmahoy Country Club and in 2000 at Loch Lomond Golf Club. Play begins Friday.
Position in the Official World Golf Ranking for England’s Paul Casey, an improvement of three spots, after he won the Porsche European Open. Casey is one of three Englishmen ranked among the top 14 in the OWGR, with No. 4 Justin Rose and No. 13 Tommy Fleetwood. Americans continue to hold seven of the top 10 spots, led by No. 1 Brooks Koepka.
Number of years ago today that the late Arnold Palmer was born in Latrobe, Pa. To commemorate what would have been Palmer’s 90th birthday, officials at Arnold Palmer Enterprises have been producing “90 for 90,” a blog with a daily update for the past 90 days on a key moment in Palmer’s life. Palmer, who died Sept. 25, 2016, at age 87, won 62 PGA Tour events, including seven major championships, to rank fifth on the Tour’s all-time victories list.