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Woods pulls off 10-stroke comeback

Posted: Monday, May 21, 2001

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Tiger Woods won the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open by four strokes Sunday, using a dramatic 13th hole eagle to shake off Michael Campbell and complete a comeback from a 10-stroke deficit.

The second win in three years at the $2.36 million tournament gave Woods four titles in his last five events, including the Masters where he completed his sweep of the majors.

Woods pulled two shots clear when he holed out from 175 yards, ending a daylong duel with Campbell, and finished at 22-under 266 with a final-round 6-under 66 for his fourth victory in his last five events.

Campbell settled for a 70 and 18-under 270. Peter O'Malley (69) and Soren Kjeldsen (65) tied for third at 17-under.

Colonial

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Sergio Garcia shot a closing 7-under-par 63 to win the Colonial for his first PGA Tour victory after another last-round collapse by Phil Mickelson.

Garcia finished 13-under at 267, two strokes ahead of Brian Gay and defending champ Mickelson, who missed three short putts en route to a 70 and lost while playing in the final group for third time this year.

Garcia started the final round five strokes behind Mickelson and moved into contention with a 6-under 29 on the front nine. He caught Mickelson at 13 under with a birdie on the 13th hole.

Mickelson, who missed a chance to join Ben Hogan as the only golfers to win the Colonial in consecutive years, gave up the lead when he bogeyed the 14th. He also had a bogey on the 17th.

The previous best PGA finish for Garcia, a two-time winner on the European Tour in 1999, was as the runner-up to Tiger Woods at the 1999 PGA Championship.

The $720,000 first-place check at Colonial increased his season earnings to $1.1 million.

TD Waterhouse Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ed Dougherty, with only one victory in 94 previous senior tournaments, shot a closing 66 and won the TD Waterhouse Championship with a record-tying, three-day total of 22-under-par for 54 holes.

Dougherty won by eight strokes with a 194. He fired a career-low 62 in Friday's opening round and a 66 on Saturday. On Sunday, Dougherty birdied the last two holes on the Tiffany Greens layout to tie the record set by Ray Floyd at the 1993 Gulfstream Aerospace Invitational.

Champions Classic

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio -- Wendy Doolan slid in a 6-foot birdie putt on the fifth playoff hole to beat Wendy Ward and win the rain-shortened LPGA Champions Classic.

The victory at the Country Club of the North was Doolan's first on tour and came in the 129th tournament of her six-year LPGA career. Doolan earned $112,500 for the win.

Ward narrowly missed a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th in regulation that would have sealed her third career win. She had almost the same putt on the fifth playoff hole. The ball came to rest on the lip.

Both players finished at 12-under-par 132 in the 36-hole tournament. Doolan shot a closing 8-under 64. Ward had a 68.

Beth Daniel shot a 65 and shared third Maria Hjorth at 11 under. Janice Moodie and Dottie Pepper finished at 10 under. Moodie closed with a 66 and Pepper had a 67.

Defending champion Annika Sorenstam birdied five of the final eight holes for a 66 to get to 9 under.



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