Golf Roundup: Watney wins at Doral
The golf roundup …
DORAL, Fla. — Nick Watney wound up in another duel at Doral, this one with a much sweeter ending.
Watney poured in two key putts for par along the back nine of the Blue Monster on Sunday, then hit two fearless shots on the 18th and finished with a birdie for and a 5-under 67 to win the Cadillac Championship by two shots over Dustin Johnson.
It was the third victory of Watney’s career, and by far the biggest. The 29-year-old American captured a World Golf Championship, and earned a measure of redemption on the Blue Monster. It was two years ago when Watney battled Phil Mickelson shot-for-shot on the weekend, only for his 30-foot birdie putt on the last hole to stop one turn short of a chance at a playoff.
Puerto Rico Open
RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico — Michael Bradley took advantage of Troy Matteson’s short par miss on the first extra hole to win the Puerto Rico Open for the second time in three years.
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Nick Price, 54, won the Toshiba Classic for his fourth career Champions Tour title, holding off Mark Wiebe by a stroke. He matched the Tour record with a career-best 11-under 60 in the first round.
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