The key numbers for 2017 in the golfing world
By Keith Jackson
Last Updated: 23/12/17 1:07pm
From Rory McIlroy victories to the number of majors it took Sergio Garcia to break his duck ... here's 2017 in numbers.
The number of victories for Rory McIlroy, the first time he has been winless in a calendar year since 2008
Major victories achieved by Sergio Garcia? One … finally!
There were two rounds of 59 on the PGA Tour in 2017; Justin Thomas at the Sony Open, and Adam Hadwin at the CareerBuilder Challenge.
Bernhard Langer won three major titles on the senior circuit in 2017, and claimed seven victories overall.
The number of wins for Justin Thomas in 2017, including his first major title at the PGA Championship.
The number of American players who ended the year in the top 10 in the world rankings. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas are the world's top three.
All four major winners in 2017 had six letters in both their first and last names.
Alex Noren was seven shots off the lead after 54 holes at the BMW PGA Championship, but a stunning final-round 62 earned the Swede a two-shot win at Wentworth.
After being four down to Anna Nordvist at the turn on the final day of the Solheim Cup, Lexi Thompson played the next seven holes in eight under par, with four birdies and two eagles.
Rayhan Thomas equalled a world record for a professional golf tournament when he made nine consecutive birdies at the Dubai Creek Open.
There were 10 European Tour events that were decided by a play-off in the 2017 season.
The number of different golfers from South Korea to win on the LPGA Tour this year.
Jason Day's world ranking at the end of the year, having started 2017 as the world No 1.
Li Linqiang was just 13 years old when he became the youngest player to make a cut on the Challenge Tour at the Hainan Open in October.
There were 14 first-time winners on the regular European Tour in 2017, or 15 if you include Justin Thomas winning the PGA Championship.
Ross Fisher played the final rounds of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and the Italian Open a week later in a combined 19 under par (61, 63) … and didn't win either!
Race to Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood made the cut in 20 of his 24 European Tour starts, consistency which earned him the title of European No 1 for 2017.
The number of majors that have now been played since Tiger Woods last won the 2008 US Open.
The number of players who earned over one million euros on the European Tour in the 2017 season.
The magic number achieved by Branden Grace in the third round of The Open, making him the first player in major history to break 63.
Sergio Garcia's long-awaited maiden major victory finally arrived at the 74th attempt as he held off Justin Rose at the Masters.