Discover Golf : November 2017
TOUR | NUMBERS 11 Image Credit: Arep Kulal / Stringer Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 18 - AMAZING GRACE At the Nedbank Challenge, Branden Grace became the first European Tour winner to hit all 18 greens in regulation since Paul Casey at the 2014 KLM Open. 30 - SAUNDERS MARKS PALMER’S PASSING Rickie Fowler crossed the US$30 million mark in career PGA Tour earnings after finishing in second place at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. 78 - SENIOR SUCCESS After 78 starts on the PGA Tour Champions, Kevin Sutherland finally broke through to win the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The win meant the 53-year-old topped the year-long Schwap Cup competition too. Sutherland, the only player to shoot 59 in PGA Tour Champions history, collected the US$1 million annuity. He also earned US$440,000 for the tournament victory. 1 - FENG’S CREATES HISTORY ON HOME SOIL Shanshan Feng became the first Chinese golfer, male or female, to reach World No. 1. Fittingly, the 28-year-old achieved the milestone after winning the Blue Bay LPGA at Hainan Island, China on November 11. 63 - JIMENEZ SHOOTS LOW ROUND Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez finished his 2017 UBS Hong Kong Open in style where he became the oldest player in the history of the European Tour to shoot a round of 63 or lower. The 53-year-old surged up the leaderboard to finish in a tie for seventh place. 2020 - ORMSBY EARNS EXEMPTION Australia’s Wade Ormsby claimed his first European Tour title at the UBS Hong Kong Open. The 37-year-old will now enjoy an exemption on the European Tour until 2020 after winning at his 264th start. Ormsby posted rounds of 68, 68, 65 and 68 to reach 11-under. He won by one shot from four players.