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Gay wins PGA Tour’s Humana Challenge over Howell

(courtesy Free-Extras.com)

Brian Gay won his fourth PGA Tour title, the Humana Challenge, defeating Charles Howell III in a playoff.

Gay’s 5 1/2-foot birdie sealed the win on the second playoff hole.

Gay closed the round with a 9-under-par 63 to match Howell and Swedish rookie David Lingermerth at 25-under-par 263.

Howell shot a 64, and Lingermerth had a 62.

Scott Stallings, who started the round as the leader, bogeyed the 18th hole and missed the playoff with a 70.

The tournament was played on the PGA West’s Arnold Palmer Private course in La Quinta, California.

Gay is a 41-year-old native of Fort Worth, Texas and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

 

INFO COMPILED FROM PGA TOUR

NASCAR RACE #7 PREVIEW: Texas Motor Speedway, tonight at 7 P.M. on FOX

 

Texas Motor Speedway (file photo)

After taking a week off in observance of Easter, the NASCAR Sprint Cup gets back into action for a Saturday night showdown in Fort Worth, Texas, for the SAMSUNG MOBILE 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway on FOX-TV at 7:00 p.m.

Texas Motor Speedway is one of the larger tracks on the circuit with a capacity of 138,122.

The race will consist of 501 miles which is 334 laps on a 1.5-mile length track.

Last year’s winner of the Samsung Mobile 500 was Matt Kenseth, who led 169 of 334 laps for his first win in 77 races.

Roush Fenway Racing garnered four of the first seven finishers with Kenseth, Carl Edwards finishing third, Greg Biffle fourth, and pole-sitter David Ragan seventh.

This track is very fast and the surface was made faster by improvements to the turns.

The track is similar to Atlanta and Concord, North Carolina.

If you need more information on the race or to follow the race online, log onto to TexasMotorSpeedway.com.

Eagle helps Toms regain lead, win Crowne Plaza tourney

 

David Toms (file photo)

David Toms a big lead slip away and then took control to win the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.

A day after blowing a seven- stroke lead to go into the final round trailing Charlie Wi by one, Toms made an eagle with a wedge shot from 83 yards on the par-5 11th hole on Sunday to take the lead for good, and he held on for his first victory on the PGA Tour since January 2006.

The 44-year-old Toms closed the tournament with a 3-under-par 67 to get to 15 under. His elusive 13th career win came a week after a playoff loss to K.J. Choi at the Players Championship, his sixth runner-up finish since the last time he won.

Wi, the 39-year-old South Korean is still looking for his first PGA win, shot a 69, ending up one stroke back for his fourth career runner-up finish.

 

Info courtesy of the PGA Tour

Selig appoints Schieffer to run LA Dodgers

Tom Schieffer in 2005 as U.S. Ambassasdor to Japan (photo from U.S. State Dept. in Public Domain via wikipedia commons)

Commissioner Bud Selig made up his mind very quickly, less than a week after Major League Baseball took over control of the Los Angeles Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt.

The choice is former Texas Rangers president J. Thomas Schieffer. The former United States Ambassacor to Japan, is the younger brother of Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, and will take over the club immediately.

The 63-year-old Fort Worth, Texas native invested in a group headed by former President George W. Bush that bought the Rangers in 1989 and was team president from January 1991 until April 1999.

 

Edwards wins Trucks race at Texas Motor Speedway

 

Carl Edwards (file photo)

Carl Edwards was trying to hold off the always-hard charging Kyle Busch and didn’t know that the car of Tim Schendel would help him win at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

Edwards and Busch were 1-2 on the track on lap 88 when Tim Schendel’s car blew the right front tire and split the two front running cars. Schendel scraped the back of Edwards’ car and was in front of Busch, who had no escape route but hit Schendel with full force.

From there, Edwards went on to lead 169 of the 200 laps and win his second consecutive Nationwide race at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track. It was his 30th Nationwide win, the 15th NASCAR victory for car owner Jack Roush at Texas, and the first NASCAR win for a Ford Mustang.

The polesitter was steady throughout the race, never dropping below third place and won by 0.482 seconds over Brad Keselowski.

Busch had won five consecutive Nationwide races at Texas before finishing second behind Edwards in the fall race of 2010. This race marked the first time in his 13 Nationwide starts at Texas the he did not finish, and had been out of the top seven only once before.

Paul Menard finished third, Joey Logano and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five.

 

compiled from staff & NASCAR news

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