Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, January 17, 2011
HONOLULU (AP) — Mark Wilson made it through a marathon Sunday at the Sony Open without a bogey and held on for a two-shot victory to earn his first trip to the Masters.
Wilson shot a 5-under 65 in the morning to take a one-shot lead into the afternoon round and closed with a 67 for his third PGA Tour victory. He built a four-shot lead at the turn in the final round, then had to hang on when Tim Clark and Steve Marino made late runs on different sides of Waialae.
Clark birdied three of his last four holes, and narrowly missed an eagle putt on the ninth hole for a 64. Marino made two late birdies, then hit a fairway metal with his feet in the bunker and the ball on the side of a hill about chest-high. He managed to reach the green, but his eagle putt turned away for a 68.
Wilson birdied the final hole to finish at 16-under 264.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Charl Schwartzel successfully defended his Joburg Open title, birdieing the last hole for a 4-under 67 and a four-stroke victory.
The South African finished at 19-under 265 at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club in the event sanctioned by the European and Sunshine tours. South Africa’s Garth Mulroy shot a 71 to finish second.
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