Keeping Score

Keeping score

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Tournament in the PGA Tour’s new season, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, which begins Thursday at Old White TPC at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. American Bryson DeChambeau, at No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the highest-ranked player in the field and the lone member of the top 20 who is entered. Among the many new faces who earned PGA Tour status for the 2019-20 season, Norway’s Viktor Hovland will be at Greenbrier. In his past six starts – four on the PGA Tour and two in the Korn Ferry finals – he finished no worse than 16th (tee times).


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Number of major championships won by Argentina’s Angel Cabrera, who will make his Champions Tour debut this week in the Ally Challenge. Cabrera, who will turn 50 on Thursday, won the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2009 Masters. He has made two cuts in seven starts this season on the Korn Ferry Tour. Cabrera will be the fourth major champion to debut on the 50-and-older tour this year, joining Retief Goosen, Shaun Micheel and Paul Lawrie. Play begins Friday at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club in Grand Blanc, Mich. Tee times are expected to be released Thursday.


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Number of first-time Solheim Cup players who will be competing in the biennial matches, which begin Friday at Gleneagles Hotel’s PGA Centenary Course in Scotland. The six American rookies – Marina Alex, Brittany Altomare, Megan Khang, Ally McDonald, Nelly Korda and Annie Park – compose half of the team. Europe will play with three Solheim Cup rookies: France’s Celine Boutier, England’s Bronte Law and the Netherlands’ Anne van Dam. Pairings are scheduled to be announced Thursday for Friday’s morning foursomes and afternoon four-balls matches. The U.S. leads the series, 10-5.


100

Number of years that the Dutch have hosted a national golf open when the European Tour’s KLM Open tee off Thursday at The International in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The event, which dates to 1912 at Royal Haagsche Golf & Country Club in The Hague, was interrupted in 1913-14 and 1940-45 for the world wars. The Dutch Open was one of the inaugural events of the European Tour when the circuit began play in 1972 (tee times).


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