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Jimenez wins senior debut but focus is on Ryder Cup

(Reuters) - Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez made his Champions Tour debut in style when he won the Greater Gwinnett Championship by two strokes over Germany's Bernhard Langer in Georgia on Sunday. A week after finishing fourth at the Masters, Jimenez became the 18th player to win in his first start on the senior American circuit and only the third to lead from start to finish in a Champions Tour debut.

Golf: Westwood ends two-year drought in Malaysian rain

Lee Westwood ended a two-year wait for a title with an emphatic seven-stroke victory to clinch the rain-soaked Malaysian Open in style on Sunday. The Englishman, who saw his lead trimmed to a single stroke on Saturday, cut a composed figure going into the final round as he notched a clean-card score, including four birdies, to finish at four-under 68 and reclaim the title he last won in 1997. A four-hour delay due to torrential rain at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club did nothing to deter the former world number one, who carded two birdies after the delay.

Westwood canters to win in Malaysia to end two-year drought

(Reuters) - A four-hour weather delay was the only obstacle for Lee Westwood as the Englishman cantered to a seven-stroke win in the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Sunday to end an almost two-year trophy drought. The former world number one, leading by a stroke ahead of compatriot Andy Sullivan, carded a bogey-free final round of four-under-par 68 for a four-day total of 18-under. Austrian Bernd Wiesberger (67), South African Louis Oosthuizen (68) and Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts (70) finished tied for the second spot at 11-under.

Golf: Katsu becomes youngest Japan LPGA winner at 15

Schoolgirl Minami Katsu became the youngest winner on Japan's women's golf tour Sunday at the age of 15 years and 293 days. Going out one stroke off the pace, the amateur player rolled in five birdies against one bogey for a round of 68 to win the Japan LPGA Vantelin Ladies Open with a total of 11-under-par 205 in the southern city of Kumamoto. South Korean Lee Bo-Mee finished second, one shot back. Katsu broke the Japanese record set by South Korean Kim Hyo-Joo when she won the Suntory Ladies Open in 2012 at the age of 16 years and 332 days.

Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage

(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, back in form after revamping his swing, closed strongly to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round at the $5.8 million RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday. Donald, who has a dazzling record of consistency at the post-Masters event, birdied the par-three 17th and had a tap-in par at the last to card an impressive five-under-par 66.

Golf: England's Donald takes two-stroke Heritage lead

England's Luke Donald fired a five-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead on Saturday after three rounds of the US PGA Tour's Heritage. Donald went into the round with a share of fourth place behind the leading trio of K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin, who topped the leaderboard after the storm-disrupted second round was completed on Saturday morning. Donald, who has two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes in his past five starts in the $5.8 million event, had an eight-under total of 205 going into Sunday's final round.

Golf: England's Donald takes two-stroke Heritage lead

England's Luke Donald fired a five-under par 66 to take a two-shot lead on Saturday after three rounds of the US PGA Tour's Heritage. Donald went into the round with a share of fourth place behind the leading trio of K.J. Choi, Jim Furyk and Ben Martin, who topped the leaderboard after the storm-disrupted second round was completed on Saturday morning. Donald, who has two runner-up finishes and two third-place finishes in his past five starts in the $5.8 million event, had an eight-under total of 205 going into Sunday's final round.

Golf: PGA Heritage scores

Scores after Saturday's third round of the $5.8 million US PGA Tour's Heritage (par 71, a-denotes amateur, USA unless noted): 205 - Luke Donald (ENG) 70-69-66 207 - John Huh 71-68-68 208 - Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 70-70-68, Nicholas Thompson 70-70-68, Jim Furyk (USA) 71-66-71, Ben Martin 69-68-71 209 - Russell Knox (SCO) 69-72-68, Brian Stuard 69-72-68, Brian Harman 69-71-69, Matt Kuchar 66-73-70, Matt Every 69-70-70 210 - Jason Kokrak 71-73-66, Richard H. Lee 70-69-71, Scott Brown 70-69-71, Ted Potter 70-69-71

Americans Furyk and Martin join Choi in Heritage lead

(Reuters) - Americans Jim Furyk and Ben Martin joined South Korean K.J. Choi in the lead when the second round of the $5.8 million RBC Heritage was completed on Saturday. Furyk and Martin, among half the field unable to finish the round on Friday before bad weather struck, took advantage of favorable scoring conditions at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. With the course softened by torrential rain Friday and overnight and with the wind down, 2010 champion Furyk carded a bogey-free five-under-par 66, while Martin shot a 68.

Golf: Furyk, Martin match Choi for PGA Heritage lead

Americans Jim Furyk and Ben Martin matched South Korea's K.J. Choi for the lead on Saturday after the conclusion of the storm-halted second round of the $5.8 million US PGA Heritage tournament. Furyk, the 2003 US Open champion, and Martin, whose career-best PGA finish of third came earlier this year at Puerto Rico, were among 65 players forced to finish their second rounds on Saturday after heavy rain halted play Friday afternoon.
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