Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, July 16, 2012
LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — Roger Chapman joined impressive company on Sunday, shooting a 4-under 66 to win the U.S. Senior Open by two strokes at 10 under.
Chapman, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin are the only players to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year.
Before this year, the Englishman's career highlight was a European Tour win in Brazil in 2000.
Bernhard Langer (72), Fred Funk (67), Tom Lehman (68) and Corey Pavin (68) finished tied for second at 8-under 272 at the fourth of the Champions Tour's five majors.
INVERNESS, Scotland (AP) — Jeev Milkha Singh beat Francesco Molinari in a playoff Sunday to win the Scottish Open and secure a late berth in next week's British Open.
A final-round meltdown by local hope Marc Warren left Singh and Molinari tied at 17-under 271. The 40-year-old Indian won by draining a 15-foot birdie on No. 18.
Singh shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 to tie for the lowest round of the day. Warren and overnight leader Molinari (72) dropped shots down a tough closing stretch into the wind.
A fierce westerly wind and occasional heavy rain proved too much for top-ranked Luke Donald (73) and Phil Mickelson (74), who finished tied for 16th at 12 under.
JOHN DEERE CLASSIC
SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Zach Johnson won the John Deere Classic on the second playoff hole Sunday, hitting his second shot to a foot for a birdie to beat Troy Matteson.
After Johnson and Matteson double-bogeyed the 18th on their first playoff hole, Johnson hit a 193-yard second shot from a bunker to 12 inches from the cup, again on the 18th. Matteson needed to sink a 43-footer to match Johnson's birdie, but didn't get the putt to the hole.
It was Johnson's second win of the season and ninth of his career.
Johnson birdied three of the last six holes in regulation, taking the lead until Matteson sank a 60-foot eagle putt on the par-5 17th. Johnson shot a bogey-free 6-under 65 to finish at 20-under 264. Matteson shot a 69.
Scott Piercy finished third, two strokes back after a 65.
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