Simpson breezes to PGA win
Webb Simpson tips his hat to the crowd as he approaches the pin on the 18th green in the final round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament Sunday in Las Vegas.
Webb Simpson cruised to victory Sunday at TPC Summerlin, pulling away for a six-stroke win in the second event of the PGA Tour’s new wraparound season.
Winning for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Open, Simpson closed with a 5-under 66 in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. He finished at 24-under 260 after opening with rounds of 64, 63 and 67 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.
Simpson earned $1.08 million for his fourth PGA Tour title. In addition to the U.S. Open last year at The Olympic Club, he won the Wyndham Championship and Deutsche Bank Championship in 2011.
Ryo Ishikawa and Jason Bohn tied for second. Ishikawa, the Japanese player who had to play the Web.com Tour Finals to regain his PGA Tour card, shot a 65. Bohn had a 66.
Allen wins playoff in Champions Tour: Michael Allen won the Greater Hickory Classic for his second Champions Tour title of the year and fifth overall, beating Olin Browne with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
Allen closed with a 5-under 65, also birdieing the par-5 18th in regulation to match Browne at 13-under 197 at Rock Barn. Browne shot a 64, charging to the lead with seven birdies over a nine-hole stretch.
In the playoff, Allen put his second shot within 10 feet, and Browne hooked his second shot badly into the rough off the green. Allen’s eagle putt just lipped out, and he tapped in for birdie. Browne missed a 40-foot putt for birdie and settled for par.
Second-round leader Bernhard Langer had a 69 to finish third at 11 under. for 20th at 4 under after a 69.
Hend wins Macau Open: Australia’s Scott Hend won the Macau Open on Sunday for his third Asian Tour victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory.
Hend finished at 16 under. He opened with a 74, then shot 64-63 to take a four-stroke lead into the final round.