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2: Number of South Americans who won in the first two weeks of the PGA Tour 2019-20 season

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Number of South Americans who won in the first two weeks of the PGA Tour’s 2019-20 season as Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz claimed the Sanderson Farms Championship on Sunday in Jackson, Miss. In the first hole of a sudden-death playoff, Munoz made par on the par-4 18th hole at Country Club of Jackson to outlast South Korea’s Sungjae Im. They had tied at 18-under 270 when Munoz rolled in a 14½-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole. It was the first victory on the PGA Tour for Munoz, 26, a second-year Tour member from Bogota who played college golf at North Texas. One week earlier, Chile’s Joaquin Niemann won the A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Munoz’s victory denied Im, last season’s rookie of the year, his first triumph in his 39th career start (scores).


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Number of years since Rocco Mediate had won on the Champions Tour before he claimed the Sanford International in Sioux Falls, S.D. Mediate birdied the last two holes at Minnehaha Country Club to shoot a bogey-free 6-under 64 for a 9-under 201 total and two-stroke victory. It was the fourth career triumph on the 50-and-older tour for Mediate, 56, a six-time winner on the PGA Tour who famously lost the 2008 U.S. Open to Tiger Woods in a 19-hole playoff at Torrey Pines. Americans Ken Duke (69) and Bob Estes (67) shared second place with Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie (67) at 7-under 203 (scores).


Danny Willett, Wentworth Club
England’s Danny Willett wins the European Tour’s BMW PGA title at Wentworth Club near London.

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Number of career victories on the European Tour for Danny Willett, who won the BMW PGA Championship. Willett, 31, of England, shot 5-under 67 for a 20-under 268 total and three-stroke victory at Wentworth Club in Virginia Water, England. Spain’s Jon Rahm, who shared the 54-hole lead with Willett, shot 70 to finish second, with South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout (68) third at 16-under 272. Americans Billy Horschel (65) and Patrick Reed (66) tied for fourth at 15-under 273. Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy rallied from an opening-round 76 to play the final three rounds in 15 under and tie for ninth (scores).


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Margin of victory, in strokes, for American Nelly Korda in the Ladies European Tour’s Lacoste Ladies Open de France. Korda shot 4-under 67 for a 15-under 269 total at Golf du Medoc’s Chateaux Course in Le Pian-Médoc, France. It was the first LET title for Korda, 21, a two-time winner on the LPGA who was No. 10 in the Rolex Rankings. France’s Celine Boutier, a former collegian at Duke who went 4-0-0 for the victorious Europeans in the recent Solheim Cup, finished second at 7-under 277 (scores).


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Number of career starts spanning the past three seasons on the Symetra Tour for Laura Restrepo before she won the Guardian Championship for her first victory on the LPGA’s developmental tour. Restrepo, 25, of Panama, shot a final-round 8-under 64 at Capitol Hill Golf Club in Prattville, Ala., for a 14-under 202 total and one-stroke victory over Americans Jenny Coleman (64) and Gigi Stoll (66) (scores). This week’s IOA Golf Classic in Longwood, Fla., will be the final event before the following week’s Symetra Tour Championship in Daytona Beach, Fla., will decide the top 10 players to earn 2020 LPGA privileges via the Volvik Race for the Card standings.


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