KAUPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii - Tom Watson became the
13th oldest player to win on the Champions Tour on Sunday,
birdieing the final two holes for one-stroke victory over senior
newcomer Fred Couples in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric
The 60-year-old Watson, coming off a win with
Jack Nicklaus in the Champions Skins at Kaanapali, closed with a
7-under 65 to finish at 22-under 194 for his 13th Champions Tour
title and his first victory in 34 career starts in Hawaii on the
After driving into the right rough, Watson hit a spectacular
second shot that rolled 20 feet on the 18th green and stopped 4
feet from the flag.
Couples, who closed with a bogey-free 64, just missed his
15-foot birdie putt on the final hole. Watson calmly sank the
winner and waved his cap to the roaring crowd.
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Bubba Watson
double-bogeyed the final hole in the fourth round at the Bob
Hope Classic, dropping him into a tie with PGA Tour rookie Alex
Prugh heading into the finale in the five-round event.
Watson finished with 3-under 69 to match Prugh (70) at
23-under 265. Bill Haas and Tim Clark were a stroke back after
66s, Joe Ogilvie (68) followed at 21 under, and Mike Weir (67)
was in a group at 20 under.
Watson was in position to take a solid lead into his chase
for his first PGA Tour victory Monday in the event that was
pushed back a day after rain washed out play Thursday. Instead,
Watson dropped back with his disappointing finish on the
Nicklaus Private course, allowing Prugh to sneak back atop the
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Germany's
Martin Kaymer won the Abu Dhabi Championship for the second time
in three years, making a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole
for a one-stroke victory over England's Ian Poulter.
Kaymer closed with a 6-under 66 to finish at 21-under 267 at
Abu Dhabi Golf Club and earn his fifth PGA European Tour title.
Poulter also finished with a 66.
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy (67) was third at 19 under.