Hometown golfer wins Texas Open
JIMMY WALKER won his hometown Texas Open yesterday in San Antonio to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan Jordan Spieth by four strokes.
JIMMY WALKER won his hometown Texas Open yesterday in San Antonio to become the first two-time winner this season on the PGA Tour, beating fellow Texan
by four strokes.
Walker closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 11-under 277 at TPC San Antonio, a 35-minute drive from his home. The former Baylor player won the Sony Open in Hawaii by nine shots in January and had five victories in the past two seasons.
Spieth also finished with a 70, making four late birdies. The 21-year-old Dallas player was coming off a playoff victory 2 weeks ago at Innisbrook.
FedEx Cup champion Billy Horschel was third at 4 under after a 71.
In other tournaments:
* David Frost survived a one-stroke penalty on the par-3 17th hole to win the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in Saucier for his sixth Champions Tour title. The 55-year-old South African finished with a 4-under 68 at Fallen Oak for a one-stroke victory over 2011 winner Tom Lehman and second-round leader Kevin Sutherland.
* Sue Kim won the Symetra Tour's Florida's Natural Charity Classic in Lake Wales, leading a Canadian sweep of the first three places. Sisters Brooke and Brittany Henderson tied for second, three strokes back.
* Kelly Kraft won the Louisiana Open in Broussard for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 6-under 65 for a one-stroke victory.
* Cristie Kerr closed with a 7-under 65 and won the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calif., for her first LPGA Tour title in nearly 2 years.
* The New Orleans Saints said they are aware cornerback
was arrested in Miami yesterday morning and booked with resisting an officer.
* Oakland Athletics outfielder
said he won't be ready for Opening Day because of his injured oblique.
* Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda won his first game in his return to Japanese baseball. Kuroda struck out five while giving up five hits and walking one over seven scoreless innings as the Hiroshima Carp beat the Yakult Swallows, 2-1.
* Temple junior
shot a 10-under 206 at the Furman Intercollegiate in Greenville, S.C., to win the 3-day tournament by three strokes over a field of 114 golfers. "That was one of the biggest individual wins in Temple Golf history,'' said coach
* Alabama coach
from the team following the second domestic violence arrest of the defensive lineman's career. On Saturday, Tuscaloosa police arrested Taylor when a woman reported she was assaulted by her boyfriend. Taylor signed with the Crimson Tide about 6 months after his dismissal from Georgia following his arrest in a girlfriend's assault.
* Seven-time champion Serena Williams needed only 41 minutes to beat 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis, 6-1, 6-1, in the third round of the Miami Open. On the men's side, Andy Murray advanced to the fourth round by beating Santiago Giraldo, 6-3, 6-4.
* David Chodounsky successfully defended his slalom title with a fast and clean second run in the last event at the U.S. Alpine Championships in Maine.
* Hilary Knight had two goals and an assist and the United States beat Finland, 4-1, to improve to 2-0 in Pool A play in the women's world hockey championships in Malmo, Sweden.
* Australia earned a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand for World Cup cricket title, in front of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.