Keeping Score

Keeping score

Chile’s Joaquin Niemann wins at The Greenbrier for his 1st title on the PGA Tour.


Number of victories on the PGA Tour for Chile’s Joaquin Niemann, who won the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier on Sunday in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Niemann shot 6-under 64 for a 21-under 259 total and six-stroke victory at Old White TPC at the Greenbrier Resort. Niemann, 20, a former No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, is in his second season on Tour and was making his 44th career start. American Tom Hoge (65) finished second at 15-under 265 (scores). It was the first tournament on the Tour’s 2019-20 schedule.


Number of victories this season on the Champions Tour for American Jerry Kelly, who won the Ally Challenge in Grand Blanc, Mich. Kelly closed with a 4-under 68 for a 16-under 200 total and two-stroke victory at Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. American Woody Austin (69) placed second at 14-under 202. The victory for Kelly, his fifth on the 50-and-older tour, solidifies his second-place spot on the money list and moves him closer to leader Scott McCarron, who tied for 15th in the Ally Challenge (scores).


Records for France’s Celine Boutier and England’s Georgia Hall, who led Europe to a 14½-13½ victory against the U.S. on Sunday at Gleneagles, Scotland. Boutier and Hall teamed three times – twice in foursomes and once in four-balls – and added singles victories. Europe’s Caroline Hedwall is the only player in Solheim Cup history to go 5-0-0, in 2013. Europe’s top female professionals ended a two-match losing streak to their American counterparts in the biennial series and narrowed the U.S. lead to 10-6. Europe has won all three times that the Solheim Cup has been played in Scotland: in 1992 at Dalmahoy and in 2000 at Loch Lomond. The 2021 Solheim Cup will be played at Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (scores).


Number of victories on the European Tour for Sergio Garcia, who won the KLM Open in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Garcia, 39, of Spain, shot 3-under 69 for an 18-under 270 total and one-stroke victory at The International. Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard, an 18-year-old making only his seventh career start on the European Tour, finished second at 17-under 271 (scores). The victory vaulted Garcia to 13th in the season-long Race to Dubai standings.


Second-round score for American Kevin Chappell in the PGA Tour’s A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Chappell became the 10th player in PGA Tour history to shoot a sub-60 round. Jim Furyk, who holds the record with a 58 in the final round of the 2016 Travelers Championship, has broken 60 twice, so Chappell’s round was the 11th sub-60. Chappell, who ran off nine birdies in a row during his 11-under round at Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., also tied Mark Calcavecchia’s Tour record for consecutive birdies. Chappell, 33, the 2008 NCAA champion out of UCLA, tied for 47th in his first start in 10 months after having undergone back surgery Nov. 28 (scores).

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