Spring is still in the air with high school football returning to center stage this week. So this edition of Numbers Game takes a quick look at that, a NFL quarterback's reinstated suspension, an amazing turnaround from across the pond and a couple key figures from this past weekend's marquee golf tournaments that dotted the area.
So here we go:
Spots in the Rolex World Golf Rankings that former Longboat Key Club winter resident Brittany Altomare jumped after winning the LPGA Symetra Tour's Guardian Retirement Championship at Sara Bay Country Club on Sunday. Altomare outlasted Denmark's Nicole Broch Larsen, who dropped to No. 73 in Monday's latest rankings, on the fifth sudden-death playoff hole. Altomare, currently ranked No. 317 in the world, won with a birdie and heads to the LPGA Tour for the next two events.
Amount of spring football practices area teams are allowed under the Florida High School Athletic Association's rules before capping the spring with a game. Those practices began Monday for some area teams, while Manatee elected to wait a week to avoid some off days to work around the limited dates heading into its spring game on May 27. Braden River enjoyed the most success last fall, reaching the Class 7A state semifinals before losing to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
New England quarterback Tom Brady's career winning percentage against the first four opponents on the Patriots' 2016 NFL schedule. Brady's four-game suspension for his role in the "Deflategate" controversy was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Monday. In addition to Brady's career success rate against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans and Bills, Tom Terrific has started 14 straight season openers for New England, which is the longest active streak for one team.
Odds for Leicester City to win the English Premier League title before the season started last August. It's now sitting at 1:16 following the Foxes 4-0 victory over Swansea City coupled with Tottenham Hotspur's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Monday. All Leicester City need to do is defeat 20-time league champs Manchester United this Sunday to clinch the title with two games to spare. One victory in Leicester's final three matches will complete an improbable road to the title for a Cinderella-type club. The Foxes needed to win seven of their final nine matches last season just to avoid relegation and remain in England's top-flight. Now they're vying to win their first Premier League - and top-flight league for that matter -- title.
Percentage of points the United States accrued in the walloping they gave Great Britain and Ireland to retain last week's Concession Cup at The Concession Golf Club. The U.S. featured five players ranked 201st or better in the World Amateur Golf Rankings: Scott Harvey (No. 75), Joe Alfieri (No. 168), Doug Hanzel (No. 171), Todd White (No. 197) and Mike McCoy (No. 201).
Meanwhile, Great Britain and Ireland only possessed three players ranked in the top 1,000 with Barry Hume (No. 267) having the highest ranking.
The biennial match play team competition is an extension of the Walker Cup for mid-amateurs, senior amateurs and super senior amateurs.
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