Golf : The year in numbers 2015
January 30, 2016, 2:11 pm    

We take a look at the stand-out figures from the 2015 golfing year across the spectrum.
ONE
Jordan Spieth, 22, and Lydia Ko, 18, both ended the year ranked No 1 in the world - the youngest combination in golf history. 
TWO
FedExCup Play-off wins for Jason Day, but it wasn`t enough to stop Jordan Spieth lifting the overall title.

THREE (Good) 
Holes-in-one for Miguel Angel Jimenez on the European Tour in the season. The third, at the BMW PGA Championship, took him to 10 for his career - surpassing Colin Montgomerie at the top of the all-time list.
THREE (Bad) 
The number of times Tiger Woods failed to break 80 in a PGA Tour event. His 85 at the Memorial was the worst round of his career.
FOUR
The number of attempts Camilo Villegas needed to escape a bunker on the 12th hole at Chambers Bay during the US Open.
FIVE
Wins for Branden Grace at the Presidents Cup, out of five. Or five holes in one during the par-three contest at The Masters.

SIX 
Wins for Lydia Ko in 2015. Also the number of weeks missed by Rory McIlroy after he suffered his ankle injury in July.
SEVEN
First time winners on the LPGA Tour in 2015.
EIGHT
The number of times the world No 1 ranking changed hands between August and November. Also the number of singles matches won by the USA on the final day of the Solheim Cup.
NINE
The number of strokes Andy Sullivan won the Portugal Masters by; the largest winning margin of the European Tour season.

10 (Good) 
The number of top-10 finishes British Masters champion Matt Fitzpatrick posted during his rookie season on the European Tour, more than any other player.
10 (Bad) 
Martin Kaymer blew a 10-shot lead with 14 holes to play at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Gary Stal took advantage to win his maiden title.

11 
First-time winners on the PGA Tour last season.
14
The number of first-time winners on the European Tour during the 2015 season, three of whom went on to claim multiple titles.
15
The number of top-10 finishes for Jordan Spieth in 2015 - in 25 events.

17 
Top-10 finishes for Lydia Ko in her 24 tournaments.
21 
Jordan Spieth`s age when he won the Masters and US Open, and Matt Fitzpatrick`s age when he won the British Masters supported by Sky Sports. Matt was the youngest player in the field at Woburn.
22 
The number of different major winners since Tiger Woods` last major victory, after Jason Day claimed the PGA Championship title.

28 
The number of birdies posted by Jordan Spieth on his way to a wire-to-wire victory at the Masters, his first major victory.
44 
The combined number of holes won by English pair Melissa Reid and Charley Hull during the Solheim Cup, although their efforts could not prevent Europe falling to a one-point defeat.
46 
The number of aces posted on the European Tour during the 2015 season, more than any other in the Tour`s history.
47 
The number of eagles made during the 2015 Masters, beating the previous tournament record by 10.

121 
The total number of holes played by Rory McIlroy en route to winning the WGC-Cadillac Match Play.
287 
The number of PGA Tour starts for Alex Cejka before he finally landed his first win, becoming the first non-American to claim the Puerto Rico Open.
3,623 
The amount, in US dollars, earned by Jordan Spieth for every shot he played last season.



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