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Loren Roberts wins Senior British Open

GOLF ROUNDUP

The two-time champion defeated Mark McNulty on the third round of a sudden-death playoff.

July 27, 2009|Associated Press

Loren Roberts won his second Senior British Open title on Sunday, beating Mark McNulty on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Fred Funk also took part in the playoff at Sunningdale, England, but was eliminated on the first extra hole when he could make only par as Roberts and McNulty birdied.

The remaining pair parred the second playoff hole before Roberts clinched victory with another par at the next.

Greg Norman, the third-round leader, missed birdie chances at the first three holes and double-bogeyed the 17th after driving into trees. Norman finished in a tie for sixth place, three strokes behind the leaders.

Roberts, who won in 2006 at Turnberry, and Funk each shot a 67 in the final round. McNulty shot 64. The three finished at 12-under-par 268.

Tom Watson shot a 67 that left him tied for eighth place, five shots back.

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PGA Tour

Jason Dufner played six holes in one under to top the Canadian Open leaderboard before third-round play was washed out because of more heavy rain and lightning.

Dufner, the second-round leader after rounds of 68 and 63 on the saturated Glen Abbey course at Oakville, was 14 under and had a one-stroke lead over Anthony Kim and Jerry Kelly. Kim was four under after nine holes Sunday, and Kelly was one under through six. Play is scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. EDT today.

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LPGA Tour

Ai Miyazato of Japan won the Evian Masters at Evian-les-Bains, France, with a birdie on the first playoff hole, beating Sophie Gustafson of Sweden to clinch her first victory on the LPGA Tour.

Miyazato shot a three-under 69, and Gustafson had a 70 as both finished at 14-under 274.

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