Golf Roundup: Molder wins marathon
Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 9, 2011
The golf roundup …
SAN MARTIN, Calif. ó Bryce Molder had to wait 132 tournaments before winning on the PGA Tour. He didnít mind going an extra six holes Sunday in the Frys.com Open in the longest playoff of the year.
Molder made a 6-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole ó the fourth time he had to play the closing hole at Cordevalle in 90 minutes ó to outlast Briny Baird in a playoff that both players had chances to win.
Tiger Woods managed to make news when a fan ran toward the seventh green as he was putting and tossed a hot dog in his direction. The 31-year-old man was arrested and never came close to Woods. Woods had three rounds in the 60s for the first time in more than a year on the PGA Tour, although he finished 10 shots behind in a tie for 30th. It a year lost mainly to left leg injuries, it was his ninth and final tour start.
It was the 17th playoff this year on the PGA Tour, a record dating to the modern era that began in 1970.
Baird looked like a winner when he chipped in from short of the 17th green for eagle in regulation to take a one-shot lead. In the group ahead of him, Molder rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt on the 18th to close with a 7-under 64, which got him into the playoff.
Baird, 0-for-348 in his 12 years trying to win on tour, shot a 4-under 67. He twice had birdie putts on the 18th in the playoff to win, missing from 8 feet and 12 feet.
LPGA Hana Bank Championship
INCHEON, South Korea ó Top-ranked Yani Tseng won the LPGA Hana Bank Championship for her sixth LPGA Tour victory of the season and ninth overall title of the year, shooting a 5-under 67 to edge defending champion Na Yeon Choi by a stroke.
CHEONAN, South Korea ó Rickie Fowler won the OneAsia Tourís Korea Open for his first professional title, closing with a 3-under 68 for a six-stroke victory over U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy.Insperity Championship
THE WOODLANDS, Texas ó Brad Faxon won the Insperity Championship for his first Champions Tour title when heavy rain washed out the final round.
Childrenís Hospital Classic
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ó Argentinaís Miguel Carballo won the Childrenís Hospital Classic for his second career Nationwide Tour title, making three eagles in an 8-under 64.