Sunday's Golf Capsules
Monday, September 3, 2012
NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Louis Oosthuizen knows what it's like to hit every shot right where he's aiming and to stand over every putt believing it will go in. He once shot a 57 on his home course at Mossel Bay in South Africa, a number he wears on the left sleeve of his shirt.
For about two hours Sunday in the Deutsche Bank Championship, that's how it felt.
Oosthuizen ran off seven straight birdies, a streak that began after he nearly three-putted from 5 feet. He shot 29 on the front nine of the TPC Boston. He didn't miss a green until the 17th hole. That's all it took to race by PGA champion Rory McIlroy, leave Tiger Woods behind and seize control going into the Labor Day finish.
Oosthuizen had an 8-under 63, establishing tournament records for consecutive birdies, low front nine and a 54-hole score of 19-under 194.
McIlroy, trying to match Woods with his third PGA Tour win this year, did well just to stay in range, shooting a 67. Woods again didn't make as many putts as he thought he could, and even a short birdie on the 16th left him nervous until it curled in. He still managed a 68 and was six shots behind, along with Dustin Johnson, who kept alive his hopes of being picked for the Ryder Cup with a 65.
Oosthuizen's birdie streak featured four putts of at least 20 feet, including a 40-footer at No. 8. It reached a point that on a 20-foot birdie putt on the 11th for his eighth in a row, he was shocked when it didn't fall.
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland (AP) — Scotland's Richie Ramsay won the European Masters for his second tour title, closing with a 5-under 66 for a four-stroke victory.
Ramsay finished at 16-under 267.
Sweden's Fredrik Andersson Hed, Australia's Marcus Fraser, France's Romain Wattel and England's Danny Willett tied for second. Andersson Hed, Fraser and Wattel shot 66, and Willett had a 69.
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Robert Streb won the Mylan Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 7-under 64 for a four-stroke victory.
The 25-year-old former Kansas State player had a tournament-record 18-under 266 total at Southpointe. He earned $108,000 to jump from 23rd to fourth on the money list with $253,491 — more than enough to earn a 2013 PGA Tour card as a top-25 finisher.
Matt Weibring, Brad Fritsch, Cliff Kresge tied for second. Weibring shot 67, Fritsch 68, Kresge 69.
Ben Kohles, a two-time winner this year, had a 67 to finish fifth at 13 under.
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