Tway outduels Faxon to win Canadian Open

Monday, September 8, 2003

HAMILTON, Ontario -- Bob Tway two-putted for bogey on the third hole of a playoff with Brad Faxon in the Canadian Open on Sunday to become the eighth player 40 and over to win a PGA Tour event this year.

Tway, 44, earned $756,000 for his eighth tour title and first since the 1995 MCI Classic.

After they matched pars on the first two extra holes, Tway won on No. 18, about an hour after he closed with a 25-foot par putt to tie Faxon, 42, at 8-under 272. Tway shot a 4-under 66 and Faxon had a 67 on the hilly Hamilton Golf and Country Club course.

Tom Pernice Jr. closed with a bogey for a 68 to finish a stroke out of the playoff, and Japan's Hidemichi Tanaka, the third-round leader at 7 under, shot a 71 to drop into a tie for fourth with South Korea's K.J. Choi (66) at 6 under.

Fred Funk, the co-leader with Tanaka at 8 under after a hole-in-one on No. 6, shot a 70 to finish three strokes back along with Vijay Singh (68).

European Masters

CRANS-SUR-SIERRE, Switzerland -- Ernie Els birdied the first four holes in a 6-under 65 and won the European Masters by six strokes.

He finished at 17-under 267 and won for the sixth time this season to add to his lead in the Order of Merit.

Michael Campbell closed with a 66 for second, while third-round leader Eduardo Romero shot a 74 to finish third at 274.

Defending champion Robert Karlsson, who led after the first two rounds, closed with a 72 and tied for fourth.

LPGA Tour

TULSA, Okla. -- Karrie Webb shot a 4-under 66 to win the John Q. Hammons Hotels Classic by nine strokes, her first LPGA title in more than a year and the 29th of her career.

Webb made five birdies in the final round at the Tulsa Country Club as she finished at 10-under 200 for the 54 holes.

The Australian won $150,000 of the third-year tournament's $1 million purse.

Dorothy Delasin matched Webb's 66 to finish tied for second at 209 along with Candie Kung, Tammie Green and Jamie Hullett.

Defending champion Annika Sorenstam, playing for the first time in three weeks, shot a 68 and finished tied for 10th at 211.

Champions Tour

MAINEVILLE, Ohio -- Gil Morgan shot a final-round 68 and beat longtime friend Doug Tewell by two strokes to win the Kroger Classic.

Morgan finished three rounds in the Champions Tour event at 16-under 200. Tewell also finished with a 68.

Morgan's opening 65 was the best round of the tournament until Jim Thorpe's final-round 64 over the 7,064-yard TPC at River's Bend.

Thorpe birdied five of the first six holes and tied for third with Larry Nelson (67) at 203.

Walker Cup

GANTON, England -- Britain-Ireland rallied to win the Walker Cup for an unprecedented third straight time, defeating the United States 12 1/2-11 1/2 in the closest match since 1989.

Britain-Ireland won five of the eight singles after trailing 7-5 following Saturday's play and 9-7 after Sunday's foursomes.

Britain-Ireland has won four of the last five tournaments.

-- From wire reports

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