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Tway's Bogey Is Enough to Win

September 08, 2003|From Associated Press

Bob Tway two-putted for bogey on the third hole of a playoff with Brad Faxon in the Canadian Open on Sunday at Hamilton to become the eighth player 40 and over to win a PGA Tour event this year.

The 44-year-old Tway survived a close call on the second extra hole -- the par-five 17th -- when the 42-year-old Faxon, one of the best putters in the world, missed a 4 1/2-foot birdie try after a brilliant 50-yard bunker shot.

After they matched pars on the first two extra holes, Tway won on No. 18, about an hour after he closed with a 25-foot par putt to tie Faxon at eight-under 272. Tway shot a four-under 66 and Faxon had a 67.

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Karrie Webb shot a four-under 66 to win the John Q. Hammons Hotels Classic by nine strokes, her first LPGA title in more than a year and the 29th of her career. She made five birdies to finish at 10-under 200 for the 54 holes.

Dorothy Delasin matched Webb's 66 to finish at 209 along with Candie Kung, Tammie Green and Jamie Hullett. Defending champion Annika Sorenstam, playing for the first time in three weeks, shot a 68 and finished tied for 10th at 211.

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Despite an erratic final-round 68 that included three bogeys, Gil Morgan beat longtime friend Doug Tewell by two strokes to win the Kroger Classic at Maineville, Ohio. He finished three rounds in the Champions Tour event at 16-under 200 to beat Tewell, who also shot 68.

Jim Thorpe birdied five of the first six holes and shot a 64. He tied for third with Larry Nelson (67) at 13-under 203.

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Ernie Els birdied the first four holes and shot a six-under 65 to win the European Masters by six strokes at Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland. He finished at 17-under 267 and won for the sixth time this season. Michael Campbell was second after closing with a 66 for a 273.

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Britain-Ireland rallied to win the Walker Cup for an unprecedented third consecutive time, defeating the United States, 12 1/2-11 1/2, in the closest match since 1989.

Britain-Ireland won five of the eight singles at Ganton, England, after trailing, 7-5, after Saturday's play and 9-7 after Sunday's foursomes.

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