Discover Golf : October 2017
TOUR | NUMBERS 11 Image Credit: Elsa / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 100 - MICKELSON’S MILESTONE On October 1, Phil Mickelson played in his 100th professional match as a US team member in Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup competition. Lefty won his milestone match against Canadian Adam Hadwin in Sunday’s singles at Liberty National. The 47-year-old improved his record to 44 wins, 36 losses and 20 ties. Mickelson played against 74 different players and in ten countries during the 100 matches. 59 - SAUNDERS MARKS PALMER’S PASSING Sam Saunders put his name in golf’s record books with a 12-under 59 at the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship. The impressive round came three days removed from the one-year anniversary of his grandfather Arnold Palmer’s passing, Playing on his home course, Saunders recorded 13 birdies on his way to becoming the seventh player in Web.com Tour history to post a round of 59 or better. 13,300 - OLD COURSE RECORD FALLS On October 8, Ross Fisher posted the lowest round at The Old Course at St Andrews. Playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Fisher fired 11 birdies en route to a stunning 61. It is the lowest score of over 13,300 professional rounds at the Old Course. 1 - UNWANTED HISTORY MADE Spare a thought for England’s Ross Fisher at the recent Italian Open. Fisher became the first player in European Tour history to shoot 20-under par in two straight events without a win. 18 - YOUNG STARS RISE The young brigade basically owned the 2016-17 PGA Tour season. There were 18 wins last season by players under 25. This smashed the old record of 10 set in 2000. And, nine of those 10 wins were from Tiger Woods.