GOLF ROUNDUP Sunday's events
LEMONT, Ill. -- Trevor Immelman birdied the 18th hole and held off Tiger Woods and Matthew Goggin to win the Western Open for his first PGA Tour victory. Immelman needed to par the 18th to win. Instead, he knocked in a 32-foot putt for a birdie, putting him at 13-under 271 for the tournament -- two strokes ahead of Woods and Goggin. Vijay Singh, the leader through three rounds, was 2 over for the day to fall out of contention. Singh and defending champion Jim Furyk finished at 9 under, along with Tim Clark, Stephen Leaney, Stewart Cink and Carl Pettersson. Phil Mickelson shot 71 and finished 3 over. Called the Western Open since 1899, the second-oldest tournament in the U.S. will get a new name -- the BMW Championship -- and become part of the PGA Tour's season-ending series next year. It will be played at Cog Hill in 2007, then rotate out of the Chicago area on alternate years. Immelman birdied the 15th and 16th holes to go to 13 under. He let out a grin after hitting a 10-foot putt on 16. The South African, who has four European tour victories, bogeyed 17 but made up for it on the 18th and finished at 4-under-par 67 for the day.
GLADSTONE, N.J. -- Brittany Lincicome spoiled Michelle Wie's bid for her first professional victory -- and took most of the drama out of the finale, too. The long-hitting Lincicome won the HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating Juli Inkster 3 and 2 in the final after edging Lorena Ochoa on the first extra hole in the morning semifinals. The 20-year-old Lincicome, a 4-and-3 winner over Wie in the quarterfinals Saturday, had a 5-up lead after eight holes against the 46-year-old Inkster and ended the match with a conceded par on the par-4 16th. In the morning semifinals, Lincicome edged Ochoa with a 20-foot birdie putt on the 19th hole, and Inkster beat Solheim Cup teammate Paula Creamer 5 and 4. The third-seeded Ochoa beat the fifth-seeded Creamer 3 and 2 in the third-place match.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Allen Doyle outdueled playing partner and gallery favorite Tom Watson with a steady 2-under 68 to win his second straight U.S. Senior Open. Watson had a two-stroke lead over Doyle heading into the final round. But Watson, the popular Kansas City native whom many in the crowd hoped would win, three-putted for bogey on two of the first three holes and never recovered. His 2-over 72 gave him a four-day total of 274, two shots behind Doyle, who finished at 8 under for the tournament. Doyle, whose quick, choppy swing makes it look as if his clubs are too short, is the first back-to-back U.S. Senior Open winner since Gary Player in 1987-88. A year ago, the 56-year-old Doyle came out of nowhere with a closing-round 63 in Kettering, Ohio, to win his first U.S. Senior Open.
STRAFFAN, Ireland -- Stephen Dodd made a 50-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole on the way to a 2-under 70 in windy conditions to win the European Open by two strokes. The Welshman, who turns 40 next week, finished with a 9-under 279 for a tournament played almost entirely in strong winds. He also won last year's Irish Open. Third-round leader Anthony Wall (73) and Jose Manuel Lara (74) tied for second at the K Club.
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