YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections


Roberts Can't Miss in Hawaii Again

January 30, 2006|From the Associated Press

Loren Roberts completed a two-week Hawaiian sweep, holing a nine-foot eagle putt on the final hole for an even-par 72 and a two-shot victory over Scott Simpson in the Turtle Bay Championship at Kahuku, Hawaii.

Roberts, 50, the first Champions Tour player to win his first two starts of a season since Larry Nelson in 2001, finished his wire-to-wire victory with a 12-under 204 total for 54 holes. Last week, Roberts had a record-setting 25-under 191 for a one-stroke victory in the season-opening MasterCard Championship on the Big Island.

Japan's Isao Aoki shot a 70 to finish third at 207. Don Pooley (71) and Tom Watson (68) tied for fourth at 208.


Sweden's Henrik Stenson birdied three of the last four holes for a final-round 68 and a three-stroke victory in the Qatar Masters at Doha. Stenson finished the 72-hole tournament at 15-under 273.

Ernie Els shot a 72 to finish 10 shots back. Vijay Singh, ranked No. 2 in the world, shot 69 to end up 13 shots back.

"I have to go and work on my putting," Els said. "I guess that's where my problem lies."

Los Angeles Times Articles