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Sorenstam earns major win
The suspense was over before the leaders left the putting green and headed for the first tee. The question wasn't whether Annika Sorenstam would win her fifth straight tournament and the first major championship of the year, but by how much.
Plenty, it turned out, as Sorenstam turned a runaway into a blowout Sunday, shooting a final-round 68 to finish at 15 under and win the Nabisco Championship by eight shots.
She celebrated her win by getting doused in champagne before taking the traditional winner's plunge into the pond next to the 18th green along with her sister, Charlotta, and her mother, Gunilla.
The win was Sorenstam's fifth in a row over two seasons, tying a record set by Nancy Lopez in 1978. It was also the 59th of the Swedish star's LPGA Tour career -- and her eighth major championship win.
Sorenstam started the day with a five-shot lead over Rosie Jones and promptly birdied three of the first five holes in what was little more than an Easter Sunday stroll around the Mission Lakes Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Jones (71) finished second at 7 under.
Dalhousie Golf Club touring pro Karen Stupples shot a 73 and finished at 4-over 292 to earn $19,086.
The Players Championship
The Players Championship turned into a wet, controversial mess Sunday when yet another round of storms all but promised to extend the PGA Tour's most prestigious event into six days.
Luke Donald of England played nine holes -- six in the morning to complete his second round at 4-under 68 and join three others in the 36-hole lead at 10-under 134; then three in the afternoon before rumbles of thunder heralded the arrival of heavy rain that pounded the TPC at Sawgrass.
Players were sent home 2 1/2 hours later, with Donald and Joe Durant tied at 11 under. Tim Herron, who tied the tournament record with six straight birdies, was one shot behind along with defending champion Adam Scott, Lee Westwood and Zach Johnson.
Tiger Woods was fortunate to still be playing. He extended his record cut streak to 140 by finishing his second round Sunday at 1 under, finishing on the cut line.