Discover Golf : March 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 11 Image Credit: Robert Laberge / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 6 - MCILROY NOT UP TO PAR Rory McIlroy fired rounds of 74 and 73 to miss the cut at Valspar Championship on Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course. It was the Northern Irishman’s sixth consecutive over-par round, the second- longest streak of his PGA Tour career. 3262 - CASEY OVERDUE Paul Casey collected his second PGA Tour title after winning the Valspar Championship. The Englishman shot a final round 6-under 65 to win for the first time in 3,262 days. Casey’s first PGA Tour win was the 2009 Houston Open. 47- MICKELSON AN OLDIE AND A GOODIE Phil Mickelson broke a 96-tournament winless streak at the WGC- Mexico Championship. ‘Lefty’ also became the oldest winner of a World Golf Championships event at 47 years, eight months, 16 days, surpassing Vijay Singh, who was 45 when he won the 2008 WGC- Bridgestone Invitational. 13 - DAVIES BACK TO BEST Dame Laura Davies wound back the clock 13 years producing a stunning 9-under 63 in the third round of the LPGA Tour’s Hope Founders Cup. The four-time major winner achieved that score for the first time since the third round of the 2005 Wendy’s Championship for Children. The 54-year-old, who is playing in her 32nd LPGA Tour season, finished the Hope Founders Cup in second place. It was her best since the 2007 Honda LPGA Thailand when she also finished second. 100 - MCILROY’S MILESTONE AT BAY HILL Rory McIlroy returned to form by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational. His 100 putts for the week were the fewest of his career. 1 - PERNILLA LINDBERG TAKES A MAJOR LEAP Pernilla Lindberg of Sweden capped off her maiden major victory at the ANA Inspiration with the traditional leap into Poppie’s Pond on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course. The 31-year-old is the fifth player to make the ANA Inspiration her first LPGA Tour victory.