On the number: Long shots

A collection of noteworthy numbers from the last week in golf:

17 years, 10 months, 8 days – The age of Vicky Hurst, who became the youngest pro to win a Duramed Futures Tour event when she won the Jalapeno Duramed Futures Classic April 27.

17 years, 10 months, 24 days old – The age of Song-Hee Kim when she won on the Futures Tour in 2006.

18 under – Hurst’s score in relation to par for the three-day tournament. Hurst went 67-67-64 – including two eagles in the final round – to break Grace Park’s 54-hole scoring record for the Futures Tour.

$11,900 – The amount of prize money Hurst received for her win.

8 – The size, in GB, of the Apple iPod Touch Hurst also won for winning the Futures Tour’s Sunday Low Round Award.

6 – Where the comment “President Bush called to congratulate me on winning Wimbledon” placed on David Letterman’s Top Ten List, “Ways Trevor Immelman’s Life Has Changed Since Winning the Masters.”

Immelman said this week that the Bush jab was his least favorite on the list. “I’ve got to make sure I get a visa coming into this country,” the South African said.

150 – Trevor Immelman’s finish at the EDS Byron Nelson Championship. Immelman, who went 78-75 to miss the cut by 10, cited fatigue from a jam-packed post-Masters week as the reason for his poor play.

“A couple” – Christina Kim’s approximation as to how many people the Mafia might have buried in the greens at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club’s Soffer Course. Kim was leading at 4 under until a triple bogey on the par-5 18th dropped her to 1 under. “Maybe the mafia kind of used these greens to bury a couple people or something, because every hole tends to have a couple of mounds in them,” Kim said.

71 – The number of LPGA tournaments Annika Sorenstam, who won the Stanford International Pro-Am in a playoff over Paula Creamer last week, has won in her career, 17 off the all-time record of 88 set by Kathy Whitworth.

16-6 – Sorenstam’s career record in LPGA playoffs.

4 to 6 – As of April 25, the number of weeks doctors are predicting Tiger Woods will be able to play golf again after having arthroscopic kneee surgery.

3 – Out of his next four starts, the number of tournaments Woods won when he returned from knee surgery in 2002, including an 11-shot rout at Bay Hill. After his most recent surgery, Woods hopes to return at The Memorial May 29. The U.S. Open begins June 12.

88 feet – The collective distance of the two putts Adam Scott and Darren Clarke made to win the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and BMW Asian Open, respectively. Scott drained a 48-footer to down Ryan Moore in a playoff and Clarke made a 40-footer on the last hole to beat Robert-Jan Derksen by a shot.

5 – The number of years since Darren Clarke had won on the PGA Tour or European Tour.

4 – The number of consecutive years on Tour Ryan Moore has had a runner-up finish. Moore has yet to win on Tour.

22 years, 10 months, 11 days – The amount of time between Andy North’s last win – the 1985 U.S. Open – and his win Sunday at the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf where he teamed with Tom Watson to win the two-man, better-ball tournament by one.

62-68 – Bubba Dickerson’s first two rounds at the Henrico County Open. Dickerson birdied his first six holes in the first round and was 9-under through 13 holes at one point. He carried a four-shot lead into the third round but went 74-72 over the weekend to finish T-4 two shots behind winner Greg Chalmers.

8,390 – The number of entrants for the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines.

12 – The age of Rico Hoey, the youngest U.S. Open entrant. Hoey, from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., won the 2006 Junior World 9-10 age division. He has two sisters, who are also accomplished golfers. Kay Hoey, Rico’s oldest sister, is a redshirt senior at Long Beach State who played in two Division I Women’s Championships as an individual.

79 – The age of the oldest entrant, Harris Moore Jr. of Los Angeles.

2 – The number of women who entered, Isabelle Beisiegel and Carmen Bandea.

$150 – The entry fee for the U.S. Open.

$1,258,500 – The total amount that the USGA will make from entrants alone.

44 – The number of days until the first round of the U.S. Open.

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