CHARLOTTE, N.C. - More than two years after undergoing brain surgery, J.B. Holmes is a winner again on the PGA Tour.
Holmes made it harder than he needed to on the final hole at Quail Hollow until he rapped in a three-foot bogey putt for a 1-under-par 71 Sunday and a 274 total that gave him a 1-shot win over West Chester native Jim Furyk in the Wells Fargo Championship. Furyk had finished his Sunday-best 65 two hours earlier.
Holmes learned in 2011 that he had structural defects in the cerebellum known as Chiara malformations, and he had surgery twice - once to remove a piece of his skull that he still keeps at home, another because of an allergic reaction to the adhesive on the titanium plate at the base of his skull. Then he injured an elbow by hitting too many balls in an attempt to return from the brain surgery. He didn't have surgery until last year, when he was sidelined by a broken ankle and couldn't play, anyway.
His other victories were in the Phoenix Open in 2006 and 2008.
IRVING, Texas - After six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments, Stacy Lewis took control in the final round of the North Texas LPGA Shootout, shooting a 7-under 64 at Las Colinas for a 268 and a 6-stroke victory over Meena Lee.
Lewis finished with the LPGA Tour's largest margin of victory since Jiyai Shin won the 2012 Women's British Open by 9 shots.
THE WOODLANDS, Texas - Bernard Langer won the Insperity Invitational for the third time, closing with a 1-under 71 for a 1-stroke victory over Fred Couples.
The 56-year-old German finished at 11-under 205 at The Woodlands to become the 10th 20-time winner on the 50-and-over tour.
SINGAPORE - Felipe Aguilar holed out a pitching wedge from 142 yards for an eagle on the final hole, capping a remarkable 28 on the back nine to win the Championship at Laguna National.
Aguilar closed with a 10-under 62 and wound up with a 266 total, winning by a shot over Anders Hansen of Denmark and American David Lipsky.