Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, February 14, 2011
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods stumbled in a bid for his first victory in 15 months and Alvaro Quiros won the Dubai Desert Classic with a wild round Sunday that included a hole-in-one and triple bogey.
The 70th-ranked Quiros shot a 68 to finish at 11-under 277, one stroke ahead of Anders Hansen (70) and James Kingston (67). Woods had a 3-over 75 to end tied for 20th at 4-under 284. He had entered the final round one stroke off the lead.
Quiros eagled the second hole to move into the lead before a triple bogey on No. 8 left him tied with Hansen. The Dane briefly took the lead with an eagle on No. 13, but bogeyed the 15th.
Quiros had a birdie on No. 9 and then a hole-in-one on No. 11 to move back in front. He fell back with a bogey on the 14th, but retook the lead for good with a birdie on No. 16.
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — D.A. Points captured his first PGA Tour victory and dragged along Bill Murray of “Caddyshack” fame to the pro-am title at Pebble Beach.
Points holed out from 100 yards for eagle on the 14th hole and followed that with a 30-foot bending birdie putt that carried him to a 5-under 67 and a two-shot victory. He became only the fourth player in the last 20 years to make Pebble Beach is first PGA Tour victory.
Murray kept the gallery entertained along the way, and the comedian actor who has become a staple at this celebrity rich tournament finally gets his name on the wall of pro-am champions next to the first tee.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Tom Lehman birdied the final hole to finish at 13 under, breaking a tie with Jeff Sluman and Rod Spittle and winning on the Champions Tour.
Lehman shot a final-round 69 to win for the third time on the over-50 circuit. The 51-year-old former British Open champ had five birdies Sunday, but he bogeyed the par-4 ninth and par-3 14th to make things interesting on the back nine.
Sluman had an eagle opportunity at the par-5 18th but had to settle for a birdie and a 69, while Spittle just missed his birdie putt and finished with a 70.
Russ Cochran (70) and Olin Browne (67) were another shot back at 10 under. Defending champion Bernhard Langer shot a final-round 70 to finish at 6 under for the tournament.
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