Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 20, 2011
The golf roundup …
PALM HARBOR, Fla. ó Gary Woodland made only one par on the back nine Sunday at the Transitions Championship, and it gave him his first PGA Tour victory and a trip to the Masters.
Woodland surged into the lead with three straight birdies, and fell out of it with back-to-back bogeys. Tied for the lead on the final hole at Innisbrook, the big hitter from Kansas holed a 10-foot par putt to finish off a 4-under 67.
That proved to be the difference when Webb Simpson also went long on the 18th and his chip down the slope went 20 feet by the hole. Simpson missed the putt to shoot 69 and finished one shot behind.
Woodland, who played college basketball at Washburn until he decided to transfer to Kansas to play golf, became the first player to earn his inaugural PGA Tour title at Innisbrook.
PHOENIX ó Karrie Webb rallied to win the LPGA Founders Cup for her second straight victory, shooting a 6-under 66 to beat Brittany Lincicome and Paula Creamer by a stroke.
Webb won when Lincicome bogeyed the final hole, missing a 10-foot par putt.
RAGUSA, Sicily ó Franceís Raphael Jacquelin held a one-shot lead over Englandís Anthony Wall when final-round play at the inaugural Sicilian Open was suspended because of darkness.