Furyk's final-round 65 wins Canadian Open

His 14-under 266 total beat Bart Bryant by one stroke.
ANCASTER, Ontario -- Jim Furyk patiently worked his way to the top of the crowded leaderboard Sunday in the Canadian Open, closing with a 5-under 65 in cool and windy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Bart Bryant.
Set to make his fifth U.S. Ryder Cup appearance in less than two weeks, Furyk finished with a 14-under 266 total on the rain-softened Hamilton Golf and Country Club course. He earned $900,000 for his second victory of the year and 12th overall.
"It's been a great year and I've still got some events left," said Furyk, in the top four for the sixth time in his last seven tournaments. "I'm probably putting more consistently. I've just kind of found a way to get the ball in the hole and score."
Started two behind
Furyk, who followed an opening 63 with rounds of 71 and 67 to begin the day two strokes behind Justin Rose at 9 under, made a 20-foot birdie putt on the par-4 10th for a share of the lead at 12 under with Jonathan Byrd.
The 36-year-old star just missed 15-foot birdie putts on the next two holes before holing a 12-footer on the long par-3 13th to take a two-stroke lead.
"That was probably the hole of the day for me," Furyk said. "I missed the green the first three days, but I made a pile of putts on that hole. It was 235 yards today. I hit a soft 3-wood in there past the hole and had a really fast tricky putt."
After Bryant and Sean O'Hair pulled within a stroke, Furyk two-putted for birdie on the par-5 17th to push the lead back to two and finished with a 5-foot par putt on 18.
"That putt on 18 was a little tricky," Furyk said. "It has a lot of break in it."
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -- Cristie Kerr rallied from a two-shot deficit in the final eight holes to beat Annika Sorenstam by two shots and win the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic.
The 28-year-old Kerr shot a final-round 3-under 68 to finish the three-round tournament at 14-under 199, the lowest score since the event moved to Cedar Ridge Country Club in suburban Tulsa in 2004.
Sorenstam, who finished 12 under, had won the event the last two years as well as in 2002, when it was played at Tulsa Country Club. She shot a 2-under 69 in the final round.
Kerr's 20-foot birdie putt into the center of the hole on the par-3 15th gave her the lead and she sealed her victory with a 15-footer for birdie on one of the 6,602-yard course's toughest holes, the par-4, 422-yard 17th.
Kerr's win came one week after she was the victim of a Sorenstam rally. Sorenstam shot a 62 -- tying the LPGA record for the lowest final-round score by a tournament winner -- and beat Kerr by two shots in the State Farm Classic in Springfield, Ill.
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