Langer wins first senior major title

  • Sun Jul 25th, 2010 11:35pm
  • Sports

Associated Press

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland — Bernhard Langer won his first senior major title on Sunday, holding off a final-round challenge from Corey Pavin for a one-stroke win in the Senior British Open.

The German shot a 1-over 72 at Carnoustie to finish at 5-under 279. Pavin ended with a 1-under 70.

Pavin, the American Ryder Cup captain, trailed by three shots at the start of the fourth round but cut the gap to two when he birdied his second hole of the day.

Langer survived three-putting both the 8th and 9th greens. After making birdie at 15, he parred his way to his 11th win in three years on the Champions Tour.

Pavin finished three strokes ahead of Americans Fred Funk, Jay Don Blake and Russ Cochran and Australian Peter Senior.

Pettersson wins Canadian Open

Carl Pettersson rallied to win the Canadian Open for his fourth PGA Tour victory, closing with a 3-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Dean Wilson.

Pettersson, who set a tournament record with a 10-under 60 in the third round, finished at 14-under 266 at hilly, tree-lined St. George’s.

The 40-year-old Wilson, playing on a sponsor exemption, shot a 72 after opening with three straight 65s to take a four-stroke lead into the final day.

Shin wins Evian Masters

Jiyai Shin of South Korea birdied the 18th hole to win the Evian Masters, shooting a 5-under 67 to finish at 14 under and one stroke ahead of Morgan Pressel, Na Yeon Choi and Alexis Thompson.

Shin’s fifth birdie in the final round put her one stroke clear of overnight leader Pressel, whose putt to force a playoff then rolled agonizingly over the hole without dropping in.

The 22-year-old Shin became the first South Korean to win the Evian Masters and earned $487,500 for the win. She now has seven LPGA Tour victories in two years, winning her first at the British Open in 2008.

Shin briefly held the No. 1 world ranking for seven weeks after Lorena Ochoa’s retirement earlier this season. She had an emergency appendectomy just six weeks ago.

Pressel (70), who started the final round two strokes clear, walked over and hugged Shin after missing her putt.

Pressel’s downhill putt from the right of the green gathered speed, and she sank to her knees when it rolled over the hole — giving her a share of second with Na Yeon of South Korea (66) and the 15-year-old Thompson.