Sunday’s other events
Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
FORT WORTH, Texas — Rory Sabbatini beat Jim Furyk and Bernhard Langer with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff. It was the fourth career PGA Tour victory for Sabbatini, the South African who won the Nissan Open last year and earlier this season had consecutive top-three finishes at the Masters, the EDS Byron Nelson Championship and Wachovia. After beginning the final round tied at 11 under, Sabbatini, Furyk and the 49-year-old Langer closed with matching 3-under 67s to finish at 14 under. All three hit their playoff drives into the fairway on the 433-yard 18th. Their approach shots all landed safely on the green. Furyk, No. 3 in the world ranking and the only one of the top 12 players at Colonial, missed his 34-foot putt. Sabbatini then made his putt before Langer, with the shortest putt and a chance to force another hole, missed an 8-footer to the right. Sabbatini finished the rain-delayed third round early Sunday with a 62, missing the tournament record by a stroke when his 8-foot birdie attempt scooted just left on No. 9, the last hole he played in the third round. Pat Perez (66) finished fourth at 12-under 268, and Nathan Green (66) and Tom Lehman (68) were another stroke back.
LPGA Corning Classic
CORNING, N.Y. — South Korea’s Young Kim won her first LPGA Tour title, birdieing two of the final five holes for a three-stroke victory over Paula Creamer and Mi Hyun Kim. Young Kim shot a 4-under 68 to finish at 20-under 268, four shots off the tournament record set four years ago by Juli Inkster. The win came in Kim’s fifth year on tour and her 103rd start. She won $195,000, more than doubling her season winnings to $328,442, just outside the top 10. Creamer, whose driver deserted her — she hit only six of 14 fairways — finished with a bogey for a 71 to fall into a tie with Mi Hyun Kim (70).
BMW PGA Championship
VIRGINIA WATER, England — Anders Hansen holed a 25-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Justin Rose. Hansen, also the 2002 winner, closed with a 3-under 69 in persistent rain to match Rose (71) at 8-under 280 on Wentworth’s historic West Course. Vijay Singh (66) and Richard Sterne (74) tied for third at 7 under.