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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 205
NO.1 Men's World Rankings US Money List LPGA Money List Order of Merit LET Money List Women's Rankings Latest Rankings & Money Lists DAYS until the 2017 Masters tees off, the longest span between majors in decades. The good news is, we get to see golf's reintroduction to the Olympics next week – a major of sorts. 246 TIMES all four of the year’s majors have gone to first- time major winners. The 2016 quartet of Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jimmy Walker join the 1959, 1969, 2003 and 2011 seasons. 5 STROKES Stephan Jaeger required at TPC Stonebrae during the opening round of the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic. The German’s white-hot golf didn’t end on Thursday, as he followed his record 12-under round with 65-64- 63 for a 30-under tally. He made only one bogey in 72 holes. 58 MAJOR championships to ever allow preferred lies (a.k .a. ‘lift, clean and place’). This PGA Championship ventured into new territory when the PGA of America permitted the practice for the final round due to the sopping wet ground conditions at Baltusrol. 1 A STREAK of majors won by three shots ended with Jimmy Walker’s one-stroke pipping of Jason Day. Beginning with Day’s PGA win last August, four majors in succession were claimed by exactly three swings. 4 PGA champions to win wire-to-wire, including Ray Floyd, who managed the feat twice. Jimmy Walker led (or co-led) after each round at Baltusrol before notching a one- stroke victory. 8 MALE golfers to shoot 63 in a major championship. American Robert Streb was the latest one after his 7-under second round at the PGA. Incidentally, 2016 joins 1980 and 1993 as seasons to include three 63s at majors – the most in a single year. 30 GREENS in regulation Ariya Jutanugarn found in capturing the Ricoh Women’s British Open at Woburn. The 20-year-old became the first Thai golfer, male or female, to win a major championship. 59 LENGTH, in feet, of Jason Day’s birdie putt on the 6th green at Baltusrol during the third round of the PGA. Day’s bomb was the longest putt holed all week. See the shot in the video, above. 74 thenumbers
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