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Snedeker wins second PGA title of season by capturing Canadian Open

Brandt Snedeker during college days (courtesy Vanderbilt)

Brandt Snedeker captured the Canadian Open on Sunday, closing with a 2-under-par 70 for a three-stroke win.

It was his second PGA Tour title of 2013.

Dustin Johnson (70), William McGirt (68), Matt Kuchar (71) and Jason Bohn (71) tied for second place.

Johnson was tied for the lead after a birdie putt on No. 16. Then drove a shot out of bounds and hit the lip of a fairway bunker on his way to a triple bogey on the par-4 17th.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Snedeker took the lead on Saturday when second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew due to his wife going into labor. From there, Snedeker held on during the breezy final round at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Mahan and his wife, Kandi, gave birth on Sunday in Texas to a daughter, Zoe Olivia.

The 32-year-old Snedeker sunk two birdies and a bogey on the front nine. He birdied the par-4 10th to move to 16 under par but gave the shot back on the par-3 12th. He birdied the par-5 16th and parred the final two holes.

 

Begay charity challenge goes to Kerr, Mahan

 

Hunter Mahan in February 2010 (photo by Rob Poetsch via wikipedia commons)

Christie Kerr and Hunter Mahan combined for an 11-under-par 61 to win the Notah Begay Challenge by one shot over Annika Sorenstam and Rickie Fowler in Verona, New York.

Begay’s best friend, Tiger Woods and Suzann Pettersen were two shots back in third and Natalie Gulbis and Begay finished fourth in the best-ball charity challenge.

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Golf news reports

MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT 3rd round: Kuchar tied for third with Jobe

Matt Kuchar (megasportsnews.com photo)

The ever-improving Matt Kuchar has himself ready to challenge for the 2011 Memorial Tournament title.

The first three rounds he has shot a 69,71, 68 for an 8-under-par 208, tied for third with Brandt Jobe.

He has played in six Memorial Tournaments and has a best-finish of a tie for fifth in 2009.

The 32-year-old Kuchar, who lives in Winter Park, Florida, is the World’s 7th ranking golfer.

Entering this week, Kuchar ranked second on Tour in scoring average (69.67) behind Luke Donald (69.16).

Kuchar (T3), Luke Donald (T17), Hunter Mahan (T8) and Nick Watney (WD) are tied for the TOUR lead with seven top-10 finishes in 2011.

Kuchar is currently ranked #1 in the President Cup standings for the United States team.

 

 

 

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Corey Pavin’s U.S. Ryder Cup seletions: Cink, Fowler, Johnson, Woods

Tiger Woods is on the Ryder Cup team (Joel Torres & Columbus Wired photo)

Rickie Fowler a surprise Ryder Cup pick (Joel Torres & Columbus wired photo)

There’s really no surprise for golf fans that Tiger Woods has been selected as a captain’s pick for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

He has 71 wins and 14 major wins.

The surprise pick is 21-year-old Rickie Fowler, who has not won anything, but is a fan favorite because of his good-nature and his vast array of colorful clothing.

Captain Corey Pavin made the selections Tuesday morning at the New York Stock Exchange. He also added former major champions Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink to the American team that will try to retain the cup.

The Ryder Cup takes place October 1-3 at the Celtic Manor in Wales. The United States won two years ago at Valhalla in Louisville, Kentucky, and will try to win for the first time overseas since 1993 at the Belfry.

The eight Americans who qualified after the PGA Championship were Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Steve Stricker, Jim Furyk, Matt Kuchar, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jeff Overton.

compiled from staff, PGA of America & PGA Tour news

Jason Day shares the lead at rain-shortened Byron Nelson tournament

compiled from staff, wire and PGA Tour news

Jason Day of Australia, birdied four of his first six holes on his way to a 4-under-par 66 for a share of the first-round lead when play at the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. Play was suspended late Thursday.

The skies were threatening over the TPC Four Seasons course, but never it never really rained; the radar showed thunderstorms.

Jason Day (PGA)

Joe Durant finished with an eagle and a birdie to match day at 66. Steve Elkington, Hunter Mahan and Jarrod Lyle were still on the course with scores of 4-under.

Jason Day played Thursday with a lingering sinus infection.

Among those working to finish their first round will be 16-year-old Jordan Spieth, the reigning U.S. Junior Amateur champion. He’s the first high school student to get a sponsor’s exemption into this event since Tiger Woods in 1993, and showed everybody he belonged in the tournanent by shooting even par through 11 holes.