Sunday's Golf Capsules
Tournaments played Sept. 15, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Jim Furyk will have to wait one more day to try to end three years without a PGA Tour victory.
The final round of the BMW Championship was suspended Sunday because of steady rain that left too much water on Conway Farms. Furyk, who has a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker, was still about two hours away from even teeing off.
Rory McIlroy found one small consolation to the end of his PGA Tour season — he was one of six players who finished. McIlroy had yet another double bogey — that's 12 double bogeys and a triple bogey in three FedEx Cup playoff events — but holed out from 164 yards for eagle on the 12th hole and had his second straight 68.
It was the first time he had back-to-back rounds in the 60s in the same tournament this year on the PGA Tour.
Furyk was at 13-under 200 and in the final group with Stricker. Brandt Snedeker was two shots behind at 202, followed by Zach Johnson at 203 and Tiger Woods at 204. Woods was penalized two shots on Friday when his ball moved as he was removing a small branch next to it behind the first green.
Players will return to Conway Farms on Monday morning for the conclusion.
EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Norway's Suzann Pettersen beat teen star Lydia Ko of New Zealand by two shots to win the Evian Championship and clinch the second major title of her career.
Pettersen calmly rolled in a putt for par to seal the victory, then leaned back and held her head in her hands, hugged her caddy and laughed as she was sprayed with Champagne.
It was her first major win since the 2007 LPGA Championship.
Pettersen shot a 3-under 68 to finish with a 10-under total of 203 after the tournament was reduced to three rounds when Thursday's play was rained out. The 16-year-old Ko, who was trying to become the youngest major champion, finished with a 70.
American Lexi Thompson shot a 68 to finish four shots back in third place, with South Koreans So Yeon Ryu and Se Ri Pak five shots behind in a tie for fourth.
Top-ranked Inbee Park aimed to become the first golfer to win four majors in a year, but finished way out of contention. This was the first year that Evian counted as the fifth and final major of the year on the women's calendar.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh won the third of four Web.com Tour Finals series events to wrap up a PGA Tour card.
The 22-year-old Noh closed with a 2-under 69 for a five-stroke victory in the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. He finished at 12-under 272 on Ohio State's Scarlet Course and earned $180,000 to take the series lead with $210,125.
The bulk of the series field is made up of players in the top 75 on the Web.com Tour money list and Nos. 126-200 in the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup standings. The top 25 on the Web.com regular-season money list are assured PGA Tour cards for the 2013-14 season, while the other players are fighting for 25 additional cards through earnings in the finals.
His PGA Tour card secured, Noh — 160th in the FedEx Cup standings is returning home to South Korea and will miss the series-ending event Sept. 26-29 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
Edward Loar was second at 7 under after a 65. Playing for a top priority ranking after finishing fourth on the Web.com money list, he's fifth on the series list with $119,200.
ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Joost Luiten beat Miguel Angel Jimenez on the first playoff hole to win the KLM Open for his second European Tour title of the year.
Luiten became the first Dutch winner of his country's national open since Maarten Lafeber in 2003 and the first Dutchman to win twice in a season on the European Tour. He also won the Lyoness Open in Austria in June.
Jimenez made four early birdies to take the lead but Luiten rallied on the back nine at the Kennemer Golf & Country Club, with both making par on the 18th to force the playoff. Jiminez shot a 3-under 67 while Luiten had a 68. Both finished with 12-under totals of 268.
The players returned to the 18th tee and Luiten made par, while Jimenez hit his drive into the rough right of the fairway, left his second on the fringe and could not hole out in two.
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