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Golf: Tim Clark rallies to win Canadian Open


The Associated Press

First published Jul 27 2014 10:55PM
Updated Jul 27, 2014 10:55PM

Montreal • Tim Clark rallied to win the Canadian Open on Sunday, birdieing five of the last eight holes for a one-stroke victory over Jim Furyk.

Clark closed with a 5-under 65 at rainy Royal Montreal for his second PGA Tour victory. The 38-year-old South African player also won the 2010 Players Championship.

Furyk, the two-time Canadian Open champion who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, finished with a 69. The 44-year-old American matched Clark with a birdie on the par-3 17th and a par on the par-4 18th.

"It looked like Jim wasn’t going to make any mistakes," said Clark, who moved into contention Saturday with a 64. "He was pretty solid, so I knew I had to make birdies. At that point, there was nothing to lose. Suddenly I got hot and I went with it."

Furyk is 0 for 7 with the 54-hole lead since winning the 2010 Tour Championship for the last of his 16 PGA Tour titles

Senior British Open

In Bridgend, Wales, Bernhard Langer ran away with the Senior British Open for his fourth senior major title, finishing a Champions Tour-record 13 strokes ahead of Scotland’s Colin Montgomerie.

The 56-year-old German closed with a 4-under 67 at sunny Royal Porthcawl to finish at 18-under 266. He opened with rounds of 65, 66 and 68.

Langer broke the Champions Tour record for margin of victory in a major (12), set by Hale Irwin in the 1997 Senior PGA.

International Crown

In Owings Mills, Md., Carlota Ciganda breezed to an early victory to set the tone and Spain won all four of its singles matches to capture the inaugural International Crown.

Sweden (15 points) finished second in the eight-team tournament, followed by Sweden (11), South Korea (10) and Japan (10), Thailand (9) and the United States (6).

The top-seeded United States was among three teams eliminated Saturday, leaving five countries and 20 players to compete for the trophy.

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