Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, October 3, 2011
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kevin Na won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, birdieing Nos. 15-17 to pull away for a two-stroke victory over Nick Watney.
Na closed with a 6-under 65 for a 23-under 261 total at TPC Summlerin in the Fall Series opener. His family moved from South Korea to the United States when he was eight and he started playing golf a year later.
Watney, a two-time winner this year, shot a 67.
Na, tied for the lead with Watney entering the round, sealed his victory with a 42-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th. Na and Watney both parred the par-4 18th.
Tommy Gainey and Paul Goydos had 68s to tie for third at 18 under.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Kenny Perry won the SAS Championship for his first Champions Tour title, making a 30-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th en route to a 2-under 70 and a one-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman and John Huston.
Perry won a day after sister Kay Perry died after a long fight with breast cancer.
The 51-year-old Perry, a 14-time winner on the PGA Tour winner, had an 11-under 205 total — the highest winning score in tournament history — on the Prestonwood Country Club course.
Sluman also finished with a 70, and Huston shot a 71.
Dunhill Links Championship
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey held off countrymen Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell to win the Dunhill Links Championship.
Hoey closed with a 6-under 68 at St. Andrews for a tournament-record 22-under 266 total. McIlroy shot a 68 to finish two strokes back. McDowell (69) and Scotland’s George Murray (67) tied for third at 18 under.
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