It's almost here the second major of the season the US Open.
And the latest entry to the field is Brian Gay. Gay cruised to a victory in the St.Jude'sClassic. The win gave him his second victory in his last five events and with it a berth in next weeks Open under the multiple winner in the last calendar year exemption.
David Toms and Bryce Molder finished in second five strokes behind. Toms finished with a 65,and Molder had a 70. John Senden (64), Paul Goydos (68) and Robert Allenby (69) tied for fourth at 12 under.
Phil Mickelson, and John Daly,both making a return to the PGA tour, tied for 59th at 1 over. Mickelson closed with a 75, and Daly shot a 70.
The frenzy starts Monday as the golf world converges on Long Island and Bethpage Black for the US Open. Tiger Woods defends.
Anna Nordqvist, a rookie on the LPGA tour, and playing in only her fifth tournament, won her first title and her first major with a victory in the LPGA Championship.
Nordqvist was cool and calm all week stayed that way today and finished at -15. She let a five stroke lead slip to one, Nordqvist birdied 14 with a 12 foot putt and sunk a 35 footputt for birdie on 15 essentially locking up the tournament.
After Nordqvist ended the tournament with a birdie putt on 18, her coach friends rushed out to
the green to spray her with champagne.
Lindsay Wright finished second with Jiyai Shin, was third at 10 under, Kyeong Bae was 9 under,and Angela Stanford (69), Nicole Castrale (69) and Kristy McPherson (70) followed at 8 under.
Next week the Tour is off.
(AP)—Kevin Johnson tied the Nationwide Tour career victory record and moved within a win of an in-season promotion to the PGA Tour, beating Bradley Iles with a birdie on the second playoff hole Sunday in the Knoxville Open on the Nationwide Tour.
Johnson ended the playoff with a short birdie putt on the par-5 18th.
IN OTHER NEWS
(AP)—Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman has withdrawn from the U.S. Open because of tendinitis in his left wrist and elbow. Immelman is the second player from the top 50 in the world to pull out of the U.S. Open, which starts Thursday at Bethpage Black. Robert Karlsson of Sweden withdrew last week because of an eye infection.
Immelman was replaced by Clinton Jensen, the first alternate from sectional qualifying in Florida.
Earlier this weekend, Dudley Hart withdrew and was replaced by Scott Lewis.
Ken Green, a Champions Tour player who was in a major RV accident last week,that killed his girlfriend, as well as his brother, found out that he needs to have his lower right amputated.
The golfer's agent Kevin Richardson said Green is struggling with the “double whammy” of the deaths and his own career-threatening injuries.
Richardson also said that Green will try to return to the tour with a prosthetic limb and use that as his inspiration .
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