Chris Kirk made a par-saving 7-foot putt after an errant tee shot at the 18th hole, avoiding a playoff at Colonial and winning by a stroke Sunday for his fourth career PGA Tour victory.
With a closing 4-under 66, Kirk got to 12-under 268, one ahead of Masters champion Jordan Spieth, playing partner Brandt Snedeker and Jason Bohn.
After Kirk hooked his tee shot at No. 18 into the left rough, he hit his approach from 155 yards over the green. A nice chip set up the winning putt.
Snedeker, who closed with a 67, hit a similar tee shot as Kirk on the final hole and hit to 12 feet. But his birdie try that would have tied Kirk slid left of the hole.
Bohn had a 63 that included six consecutive birdies on the front nine. Spieth shot 65, with a near-birdie that became a bogey at the par-3 16th hole.
Colin Montgomerie wins Senior PGA Championship
Colin Montgomerie answered two front-nine challenges with birdies, then pulled away, shooting a 3-under 69 on Sunday to win the Senior PGA Championship...Read more
Roger Federer was not amused.
As Federer finished an interview after his first-round French Open victory Sunday, an overzealous fan left his seat and approached the 17-time major champion right there on the main stadium court in search of the most modern of mementos — a cellphone selfie.
At first, Federer seemed startled. Then he looked uncomfortable, trying to brush away the unexpected guest, who appeared to be in his teens, before a guard led the spectator away. And in the end, Federer was angry at what he considered a serious lapse in security.
"I'm not happy about it. Obviously, not [for] one second [am I] happy about it," Federer said, adding that something similar happened a day earlier, when several kids interrupted his practice session at Roland Garros. "Normally I only speak on behalf of myself, but in this situation, I think I can speak on behalf of all the players — that that's where you do your job, that's where you want to feel safe."
Tournament director Gilbert Ysern headed...Read more
Mike Napoli tormented his old team one more time on Sunday, blasting a two-run home run in the second inning and a two-run double in the eighth to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Angels in Fenway Park.
Napoli, the former Angels catcher who was traded away after the 2010 season, went five for nine with four homers and eight runs batted in during the three-game series, including two homers in Saturday night’s 8-3 win.
The slugger now has a .333 career batting average (55 for 165) with 18 homers and 36 runs batted in against the Angels.
Sunday’s homer, off Angels starter Hector Santiago, traveled an estimated 450 feet, the longest homer in Fenway Park this season. It followed a single by Xander Bogaerts, who tied a career high with four hits.
Napoli was intentionally walked with first base open in the sixth, but with two on in the eighth, he drove a two-run double high off the Green Monster in left-center for a 5-1 lead. Brock Holt followed with an RBI single for a 6-1 lead.
After winning the Indianapolis 500 in his first try and then winning races in the Formula One series, Juan Pablo Montoya moved to NASCAR stock-car racing, where he mostly struggled for several years.
But famed team owner Roger Penske was convinced Montoya could find Victory Lane again, and brought him back to IndyCar last year after his NASCAR contract wasn't renewed.
Montoya rewarded Penske's faith Sunday by winning the Indianapolis 500 for a second time — 15 years after the 39-year-old Colombian's first win at the Brickyard.
Montoya passed Australian Will Power — his teammate and the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion — with three laps left and held on for the victory in the 99th running of the Indy 500.
As he crossed the finish line, "I was screaming I was so happy," Montoya said.
Power finished second, Charlie Kimball of Camarillo was third and pole-sitter Scott Dixon, Kimball's Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, finished fourth.
All four battled at the front of the pack in the closing...Read more
Joe Paterno's legacy remains a very controversial subject, but that hasn't stopped one Pennsylvania lawmaker from campaigning to have a bridge named after the longtime Penn State football coach.
According to PennLive.com, Pennsylvania state Rep. Michael Regan is planning to introduce a bill to rename a bridge over the Susquehanna River on the Pennsylvania Turnpike as the Joseph V. Paterno Memorial Bridge. The bill would have to pass the state House and Senate and then be signed by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Regan hasn't formally introduced the bill. However, he sent out a letter last week to potential co-sponsors, stating his intent to "honor the football career of Joe Paterno" by the renaming of the bridge.
Paterno's place in the history of Penn State and Pennsylvania has been clouded by his links to the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal. Paterno died in January 2012, two months after he was fired by Penn State in the fallout over the arrest of Sandusky, one of his former assistant coaches, on child...Read more