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Burns win Valspar for first PGA title; Kim wins in Singapore

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) – Eight occasions this season, Sam Burns has been atop the leaderboard after each spherical besides the one which mattered. That modified, lastly, on the Valspar Championship.

Burns acquired some assist from Keegan Bradley hitting into the water on the thirteenth gap, after which the 24-year-old from Louisiana took it from there with two massive birdies that led to a 3-under 68 and a three-shot victory Sunday.

Burns gained for the first time on the PGA Tour after twice failing to transform 54-hole leads in the Houston Open final fall and the Genesis Invitational at Riviera in February.

The victory strikes him into the highest 50 in the world and all however assures a spot in the U.S. Open, alongside along with his first journey to the Masters subsequent spring.

He had motive to imagine this second may have come sooner. Burns wasted a superb begin on the season-opening Safeway Open. He closed with a 2-over 72 to tie for seventh in the Houston Open. He misplaced a two-shot lead at Riviera, arising one shot in need of a playoff.

Bradley and Burns had been tied via 36 holes and 54 holes, they usually stayed that method via 12 holes on one other blistering day on the Copperhead course. That modified with one swing.

Bradley got here up nicely brief on the par-3 thirteenth and went into the water, resulting in double bogey. Burns saved par with an 8-foot putt for a two-shot lead.

Burns adopted with a wedge that stopped subsequent to the opening for a tap-in birdie on the par-5 14th. He put Bradley away with a 7-iron to 18 ft for birdie.

Cameron Tringale was lurking however by no means severely challenged. He shot 68 and shared third with Viktor Hovland, whose had a 65 however began too far again initially of the day.

Max Homa briefly tied for the lead with a birdie on the par-5 opening gap. He didn’t make one other birdie the remainder of the day, lacking a number of probabilities across the flip and ending his hopes with a double bogey on the par-3 fifteenth with out hitting into the water. He shot 74.

PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) – Former Masters champion Mike Weir gained his first PGA Tour Champions occasion when he held regular with pars down the stretch for a 4-under 68 and let John Daly made the final mistake in the Insperity Invitational.

Weir and Daly had been tied taking place the stretch at The Woodlands, which was lowered to 36 holes due to heavy rain earlier in the week.

Daly, taking part in in the group forward of Weir, was posing over his 9-iron over the water to the 18th inexperienced when it got here up a fraction brief and splashed subsequent to the bulkhead. He made double bogey for a 69 and needed to settle for being a runner-up.

Weir, who missed birdie probabilities inside 10 ft on the sixteenth and seventeenth holes, watched all of it unfold and knew what he needed to do. He fired his strategy to about 15 ft behind the opening, and pumped his fist as he walked towards the inexperienced. He wound up successful by two pictures.

LPGA TOUR

SINGAPORE (AP) – Hyo Joo Kim closed with an 8-under 64 after which watched from the clubhouse as Hannah Green bogeyed her last two holes handy Kim a one-stro-ke victory in the HSBC Women’s World Championship.

Kim completed at 17-under 271 at Sentosa Golf Club. She watched as Green, the previous Women’s PGA champion, took a one-shot result in the seventeenth gap.

But the Australian three-putted for bogey to fall right into a tie for the lead, after which she missed the inexperienced on the 18th and missed a par putt. Green shot 69.

Kim, the No. 9 participant in the ladies’s world rating, captured her fourth LPGA Tour title and her first in 5 years. She additionally gained a significant in 2014 on the Evian Championship. Kim didn’t play the LPGA Tour final yr whereas using out the COVID-19 pandemic at residence in South Korea, although she gained twice on the Korean LPGA.

ANA Inspiration winner Patty Tavatanakit closed with a 65 and tied for third with 54-hole chief Linx Xiyu and Inbee Park, who every had a 70.

KORN FERRY TOUR

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Paul Barjon of France birdied the seventeenth gap and closed with a 1-under 69, after which gained a three-way playoff with an eagle on the third additional gap to seize his first Korn Ferry Tour title on the Huntsville Championship.

Barjon has gained thrice on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada. The victory Sunday over Billy Kennerly and Mito Pereira moved him to No. 6 on the factors record and all however assures him of a PGA Tour card next season.

Kennerly closed with a 63 and was the first to finish at 15-under 265. Pereira appeared to have control until dropping shots on the 13th and 14th holes, and making pars the rest of the way for a 66.

All three made par on the 18th for the first playoff hole, and Kennerly was eliminated the second time around with a bogey on the 18th. The playoff moved to the par-5 10th, where Barjon won it with an eagle.

EUROPEAN TOUR

TENERIFE, Spain (AP) – Dean Burmester of South Africa ended four years without a victory by closing with a 9-under 62 to win the Tenerife Open by five shots Sunday.

Burmester last won the Tshwane Open in 2017. Nicolai von Dellinghausen of Germany made eagle on the final hole for a 68 to finish alone in second.

Burmester finished at 25-under 259. It was the eighth victory of his career, and the first time the 31-year-old won outside of South Africa.

Kalle Samooja of Finland and Adrian Meronk of Poland tied for third at 19 under, one stro-ke ahead of American John Catlin.

OTHER TOURS

Lilia Vu closed with a 3-under 69 for a one-shot victory over Beth Wu in the Garden City Charity Classic at Buffalo Dunes. Vu won for the first time on the Symetra Tour, following a pair of top-10 finishes. … Hiroshi Iwata closed with a 7-under 63 for a three-shot victory at The Crowns. It was his third title on the Japan Golf Tour, and his first since 2015. … JC Ritchie shot 6-under 66 and won with a birdie on the first playoff hole to beat Jacques Blaauw in the Bain’s Whisky Cape Town Open on the Sunshine Tour. The tournament was co-sanctioned by Europe’s Challenge Tour.

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