Lee Janzen ran off four consecutive birdies, then sank a six-foot putt to save par at No. 18 and beat Ernie Els by a point Sunday in the International at Castle Rock, Colo.
Janzen, who was passed over for the Ryder Cup team, became the first player to post three PGA Tour victories this season and vaulted into first place on the money list with $1,277,827.
“I was a little disappointed,” Janzen said. “Once you make the team [as he did in 1993], you expect to play well enough to make it again. Hopefully, I exposed a few flaws [in the qualifying system].”
Janzen and Els birdied the par-five 17th for 34-point totals, but Els made a bogey on the last hole to drop to 33.
Despite his latest injury, Lee Trevino played a near-perfect round in the Northville Long Island Classic to end a yearlong winless streak and break the senior tour’s victory record.
Trevino, 55, who will take the next three weeks off to rest a right shoulder injury, closed with a six-under-par 66 at Jericho, N.Y., for a four-stroke victory over Bud Allin.
Trevino’s 25th victory in six full seasons on the senior tour pushed him past Miller Barber on the career list.
Australian rookie Karrie Webb, 20, shot a three-under 70 and blitzed the field for a six-shot victory in the British Women’s Open at Woburn, England. Webb’s 278 total was six better than Jill McGill and U.S. Open champion Annika Sorenstam. . . . American Peter Teravainen won his first PGA European Tour title, closing with a four-under 67 for a one-stroke margin over England’s Howard Clark in the Czech Open at Marianske Lazne.