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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 217
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 BIRDIES Justin Thomas plucked from TPC Kuala Lumpur in reaching 23-under and successfully defending the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Of Thomas’ six dropped shots, four came in an ugly three-hole stretch in the middle of the third round. 29 MATHEW Webb’s winning score at the National Futures Championship at Ballarat Golf Club. Bad weather forced the cancellation of the fourth round, allowing the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland player to take a four-stroke victory at 5-over for 54 holes. 221 ROUNDS Anders Hansen has played in his European Tour career. The Danish golfer shot a third-round 62 at the Portugal Masters – just his second 62 in those 1500 rounds – on his way to a share of third place. 1500 YEARS since an amateur claimed the Queensland Open. Brett Coletta matched the feat of fellow Victorian Stuart Appleby, who coincidentally also won his Queensland Open as a lilywhite at Brisbane Golf Club. 25 YEARS ago this week that Greg Norman won his first professional tournament, the 1976 West Lakes Classic at The Grange Golf Club in Adelaide. More recently, Norman’s firm redesigned the club’s East course to high acclaim. 40 EVENTS on the European Tour Padraig Harrington played between winning the US PGA Championship in 2008 and capturing last weekend’s Portugal Masters. The Irishman finished 23-under to beat defending champ Andy Sullivan by a stroke. 115 DRIVES surpassing 330 metres struck on the PGA Tour during 2015-’16. Overall for last season, the average drive measured 265 metres (290 yards) and the longest blow was a 379-metre beast from Justin Thomas during the WGC–Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. 760 EUROS by which Jason Scrivener kept his European Tour card for the 2017 season. The West Australian’s tie for 17th at the Portugal Masters – the final event to secure playing rights for next year – earned him €24,960, enough to climb inside the top-111, at 106th. Scrivener finished 117th last year but reclaimed a card at qualifying school. 14,094 SHOTS Minjee Lee led at halfway by during the Blue Bay LPGA event in China. Australia’s top-ranked female golfer lost all those six shots in the third round before holding on to win by a shot. It is the 20-year-old’s third LPGA Tour title and second this year. 6 thenumbers
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