Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, January 23, 2012
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Mark Wilson made a 10-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Humana Challenge on Sunday, beating Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and Johnson Wagner by two strokes in a dramatic dusk finish to the wind-delayed tournament.
Moments after Garrigus barely missed a 35-foot eagle putt that would have given him the lead, Wilson coolly made his birdie try in the disappearing light, calmly celebrating his fifth career PGA Tour victory.
Wilson led by three strokes Sunday morning after finishing his third round, which was delayed by ferocious wind Saturday. Wilson quickly gave away the lead on the low-scoring Palmer Private course, but played bogey-free over the final 15 holes while every other competitor dropped back.
Wilson closed with a 3-under 69 to finish at 24 under. Wagner, the Sony Open winner last week in Hawaii, shot a 65, Mallinger had a 66, and Garrigus a 68.
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP
KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Dan Forsman won the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship for his
third Champions Tour title, closing with a 3-under 69 in windy conditions for a two-stroke victory over Jay Don Blake.
The 53-year-old Forsman, a five-time winner on the PGA Tour, finished with a 15-under 201 total at Hualalai Resort. He opened with rounds of 67 and 65 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.
Blake finished with a 67.
John Cook, the 2011 winner, shot a 68 to tie for third with Michael Allen at 12 under.
VOLVO GOLF CHAMPIONS
GEORGE, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's Branden Grace won the Volvo Golf Champions for his second straight European Tour victory, beating star countrymen Ernie Els and Retief Goosen with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Grace, the Joburg Open winner last week, closed with a 2-under 71 to match Els (67) and Goosen (70) at 12-under 280 at The Links at Fancourt.