Furyk tunes for Ryder Cup by winning Canadian Open

Monday, September 11, 2006

Jim Furyk patiently worked his way to the top of the crowded leaderboard Sunday in the Canadian Open, closing with a 5-under 65 in cool and windy conditions for a one-stroke victory over Bart Bryant.

Set to make his fifth U.S. Ryder Cup appearance in less than two weeks, Furyk finished with a 14-under 266 total on the rain-softened Hamilton Golf and Country Club course in Ancaster, Ontario. He earned $900,000 for his second victory of the year and 12th overall.

Furyk, who followed an opening 63 with rounds of 71 and 67, begin the day two strokes behind Justin Rose at 9 under


Cristie Kerr rallied from a two-shot deficit in the final eight holes to beat Annika Sorenstam by two shots and win the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic in Broken Arrow, Okla.

The 28-year-old Kerr shot a final-round 3-under 68 to finish the three-round tournament at 14-under 199

Asian Tour

Adam Scott made a birdie from 6 feet on the third playoff hole to beat Ernie Els and retain his title at the rain-shortened Singapore Open.

The playoff was based on third-round scores, which Scott and three-time major winner Els led by three strokes at 8-under 205.

-- The Associated Press

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