Discover Golf : September 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 9 Image Credit: Keyur Khamar / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 5 - MOLINARI’S RYDER CUP RECORD At Le Golf National in France, Francesco Molinari became the first European player ever to post a 5-0 record in one Ryder Cup. At the past two Ryder Cups he had been a part of, the Italian had failed to win a match. 4 - MOLI-WOOD IGNITE EUROPE’S WIN England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Italy’s Francesco Molinari combined to be the first European pair to go 4-0 in team play at one Ryder Cup. Moli-Wood—as they became affectionately known—claimed the last point in the first session on Day 1 to make it 3-1 against the USA, avoiding the sweep. The win sparked a remarkable turnaround for the European team that would go on to win all four matches during the second session on Day 1. 59 - NESBITT CREATES HISTORY Canadian Drew Nesbitt etched his name in the record books after he shot the first 59 in PGA TOUR Latinoamérica history at the Brazil Open. His 59 came courtesy of four eagles (including a hole-in-one), five birdies, a bogey and eight pars. 690,000 - FISHER SHOOTS SUB 6O IN EUROPE Englishman Oliver Fisher made history by carding the first round of 59 on the European Tour at the Portugal Masters. Since the formation of the European tour in 1972, there had been 19 rounds of 60 from over 690,000 rounds played. Fisher fired a bogey-free 12-under 59 at Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course. 16 - LUCK EARNS PGA TOUR CARD Curtis Luck will play on the US PGA Tour in 2019. The Western Australian secured the 16th of 25 available positions with a T8 finish at the Web.Com’s Tour Championship in Florida. 80 - HE’S BACK! Many said Tiger Woods wouldn’t win again on the PGA Tour. After all, the now 42-year-old had endured four back surgeries in recent times, long layoffs from competitive golf and five winless seasons. Woods rose from adversity to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake—his 80th PGA Tour victory. 1,876 - WINNING AGAIN! There were five years—or 1,876 days— between Woods’ last victory in 2013 and his win in Atlanta, ending the longest winless run of his career. 1,186 - WORLD RANKING JUMP After the win at the TOUR Championship Woods ranking jumped to 13th in the world, a jump of 1186 spots since December 2017. 43 - FRONT RUNNER Woods won for the 43rd time in 45 chances after holding the solo 54- hole lead. He has now won all 24 tournaments he’s led by three or more going into the last round.