Discover Golf : February 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 11 Image Credit: David Cannon / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 3 - MICKELSON WINDS BACK THE CLOCK Coming off good weeks at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (T5) and the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (T2), Phil Mickelson recorded his third straight top 10 at the Genesis Open (T6). It was the first time ‘Phil the Thrill’ produced three consecutive top 10s since 2009. 30 - ANOTHER KO IS SURE TO BE A KNOCKOUT SUCCESS Korea’s Jin Young Ko (no relation to former world No. 1 Lydia Ko) is off to a flying start in her rookie LPGA Tour season. The impressive 22-year-old won her debut LPGA Tour tournament at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open. The following week at the Honda LPGA Thailand, Ko returned a bogey-free 8-under 64 in the final round to finish in a tie for seventh. The star-in-the-making is 30-under par in her eight rounds on the LPGA this season. Boom! 21 - JACQUELIN HITS MILESTONE IN QATAR Playing in the European Tour’s Qatar Masters, Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin learned it is never too late to enjoy a new experience on the golf course. In his 21st season on the European Tour, the 43-year-old recorded his first ever albatross after he struck a two-hybrid from 224 metres into the cup at the 10th hole during round two at Doha Golf Club. It was his 574th tour event. 414 - RIVIERA COUNTRY CLUB’S EAGLE FEAST Riviera Country Club is the place to be if you’re looking to sight numerous eagles, that is. The opening hole at the famed layout has yielded more eagles than any other hole on the PGA Tour since 2004. Remarkably, after the field added 20 eagles during this year’s Genesis Open, the reachable par-5 has now produced a total of 414 eagles. 12 - WOODS SEEING RED AGAIN! Tiger Woods is on the comeback trail. Dressed in his trademark ‘Sunday red shirt’, the 14-time major winner twice made birdies to pounce within four shots of the lead during the final round of The Honda Classic. Though his rally stalled, Woods finished in 12th place for his best official PGA Tour finish since August 2015.