Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 23, 2011
The golf roundup …
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. ó Already No. 1 in the world, Luke Donald left little doubt who was No. 1 on the PGA Tour.
Believing his only chance to capture the PGA Tour money title was to win at Disney, Donald ran off six straight birdies on the back nine Sunday and closed with an 8-under 64 to come from five shots off the lead and win the Childrenís Miracle Network Classic.
Donald, who trailed Webb Simpson by $363,029 coming into the finale, was two behind Simpson at the turn. Then came a performance that ranks among Donaldís best, even in his greatest season of golf.
He holed four straight birdie putts inside 8 feet, took the lead with an 18-foot birdie on the par-5 14th hole, then sealed his stunning rally with a 45-foot birdie on the 15th hole.
LPGA Taiwan Championship
YANG MEI, Taiwan ó Yani Tseng won the LPGA Taiwan Championship for her 10th worldwide victory of the year and third in front of her adoring home fans.
The 22-year-old Taiwanese star closed with a 6-under 66 at Sunrise for a five-stroke victory over Spainís Azahara Munoz and South Koreaís Amy Yang.
CASTELLON, Spain ó Sergio Garcia won the Castello Masters for his first title in almost three years, dominating for the third straight day on his home course for an 11-stroke victory ó matching the third-largest winning margin in European Tour history.
The Club de Campo del Meditarraneo club champion at the age of 12, shot an 8-under 63 to finish at 27-under 257. He opened with rounds of 67, 63 and 64.
Spainís Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano had a 64 to finish second.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) ó Australiaís Gavin Coles won the Nationwide Tourís Jacksonville Open to wrap up a 2012 PGA Tour card, shooting a 1-over 71 in windy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Swedenís Jason Blixt.
Coles had a 6-under 274 total on the Dyeís Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass and earned $108,000 to jump from 45th to 15th on the money list with $226,404. The top 25 next week after the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship will earn 2012 PGA Tour cards.
The five-time Nationwide Tour winner opened with rounds of 70, 64 and 69.
The tournament was the final full-field event of the year. The top 60 on the money list qualified for the finale next week at Daniel Island Club in South Carolina.
JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) ó Tournament host K.J. Choi won the Asian Tourís C.J. Invitational, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory.
The 14th-ranked South Korean star finished at 17 under at Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club.
Countryman Noh Seung-yeol was second after a 66. American Anthony Kim (73) and third-round leader Lee Ki-sang (74) tied for third at 13 under.
The Associated Press