Min Woo Lee of Australia made a 10-foot birdie putt on the primary extra hole to win a three-way playoff against Matt Fitzpatrick and Thomas Detry at the Scottish Open on Sunday for his second European Tour title. Lee closed with a 7-under 64 and was the primary to end at 18-under 268 at The Renaissance Club, which featured a 90-minute weather delay late within the final round. Detry (67) and Fitzpatrick (67) each made par on the 18th to hitch him within the playoff.
Lee and Detry also secured spots within the British Open next week at Royal St. George’s, alongside Jack Senior of England, who tied for 10th. Ian Poulter, Ryan Palmer, and Irish Open winner Lucas Herbert finished an attempt behind, with U.S. Open champion Jon Rahm another stroke back in seventh. That meant Rahm lost his No. 1 world ranking to Dustin Johnson. Rahm’s hopes effectively ended when his second into the par-5 16th was a bounce far away from being tight, instead of rolling off a mound far away from the green. He did not get up and down and made par.
Wade Ormsby of Australia narrowly omitted on a spot within the British Open. His consolation prize was winning 204 bottles of whisky for creating a hole-in-one on the 12th, one bottle for every yard of the opening . SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Lucas Glover ended 10 years without a victory when he birdied five of his last seven holes for a 7-under 64 to win the toilet Deere Classic by two shots. Glover won for the fourth time in his career, the foremost recent in 2011 at Quail Hollow. He was among twenty-four players separated by three shots on the rain-softened TPC Deere Run when the previous U.S. Open champion went on a tear.
It started with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 12th hole. He hit his approach into 4 feet and seven feet on subsequent two holes, then flushed a 7-iron to three feet on the 15th hole to require the lead. Glover finished his run with a 12-foot birdie on the par-5 17th, and a 6-foot putt to save lots of par from the bunker on the 18th that he figured would are available handy. It never needs to that. nobody could catch him. Glover finished at 19-under 265.
Kevin Na tried to form a run with three birdies in four holes until he was slowed by a bogey on the 15th and couldn’t structure enough ground. He shot a 68. Ryan Moore also closed with a 68 for a second-place finish. The victory at the 50th edition of the toilet Deere Classic sends Glover back to the Masters, the PGA Championship, and allows him to start out next year on Maui for the Tournament of Champions, an area he hasn’t been during a decade.
PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jim Furyk recovered from a rough start within the final round of the U.S. Senior hospitable hold off Retief Goosen and Mike Weir and win by three strokes. Making his debut within the event, Furyk closed with a 1-over 71 to become the eighth player to win both the U.S. Open and Senior Open, joining the likes of Nicklaus , Palmer , Trevino , Billy Casper and Gary Player. Furyk finished at 7-under 273 at Omaha club.
He won the U.S. Open in 2003 at Olympia Fields south of Chicago, maybe a 17-time winner on the PGA Tour, and won his first two PGA Tour Champions events upon turning 50 last year. This was the third senior major he’s played. He tied for 16th within the Senior PGA and was sixth within the Senior Players Championship. The victory makes Furyk exempt into the U.S. Open next year at The club outside Boston, wherein in 1999 he won a key singles match against Sergio Garcia when the American rallied to win the Ryder Cup. LPGA TOUR
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Nasa Hataoka of Japan was declared the winner of the Marathon LPGA Classic when the ultimate round was washed out by relentless, heavy rain. Hataoka had a six-shot lead over Elizabeth Szokol and Mina Harigae. She won for the fourth time on the LPGA Tour, and her first LPGA title in two years. The final round began at 7 a.m. with hopes of beating the rain. That lasted only a couple of hours before Highland Meadows was soaked, and shortly became unplayable. The LPGA said the forecast wasn’t favorable for a Monday finish, and it didn’t help that the Evian Championship — the fourth LPGA major of the year — is scheduled to start out on Wednesday.
KORN FERRY TOUR BERTHOUD, Colo. (AP) — Tag Ridings closed with a 4-under 68, made birdie during a playoff to remain life then won with a par on the second extra hole within the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes. It was his first victory in 19 years, back when the PGA Tour’s feeder circuit was called the Buy.com Tour. And it featured a wild finish within the nothingness of Colorado. David Skinns (65) and Kevin Yu (67) finished at 16-under 272, and Ridings had to play the ultimate four holes in 1 under just to hitch them. Taylor Pendrith made bogey on the 18th to miss the playoff by round, while Vince India bogeyed the last two to miss the playoff by two shots. On the par-3 16th during a playoff, Ridings, and Skinns each made birdie to advance. Skinns bogeyed the 16th on the second extra hole, and Ridings won with a par.
CELEBRITY TOUR SOUTH Lake Tahoe, Nev. (AP) — Vinny Del Negro became the primary basketeer to win the American Century Championship, rallying for an emotional victory four days after his father died. Del Negro, the 54-year-old former NBA player and coach making his 20th appearance within the celebrity tournament, choked back tears after the victory brooding about father Vincent. He died Wednesday in hospice at age 85. Del Negro birdied the 18th in regulation to force a playoff with John Smoltz and won with another birdie on the primary extra hole. Del Negro had a 20-point round at Edgewood Tahoe within the modified Stableford scoring event to match Smoltz (18) with a three-day total of 69. Del Negro had two birdies and two bogeys for an even-par 72 in conventional scoring. Smoltz had four birdies and eight bogeys during a 76.
OTHER TOURS Marcel Siem birdied two of his last three holes for a 4-under 67 and a one-shot victory at Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge, earning a spot within the British Open. The German finished round before Hugo Leon of Chile for his first European Challenge Tour title. Siem has four wins on the ECU Tour, last at the BMW Masters in Shanghai in 2014. … Marianne Skarpnord made birdie on the second extra hole to win the individual title within the Aramco Team Series-London at Centurion Club on the women’s European Tour. The team title visited Olivia Cowan, Sarina Schmidt, Diksha Dagar, and amateur Andrew Kelsey. … Kotone Hori closed with a 5-under 67 and defeated Maiko Wakabayashi during a playoff to win the Nipponham Ladies Classic on the Japan LPGA. … Min-ji Park closed with a 6-under 66 for a two-shot victory over Yeon-Jung Seo within the Daebo House D Open on the Korean LPGA.