Appleby caps dominating victory at Houston Open

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HUMBLE, Texas – Stuart Appleby shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to cap a wire-to-wire victory in the Shell Houston Open and join Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as the only two-time winners on the PGA Tour this year.

Appleby, also the 1999 winner in Houston, finished at 19-under 269 on the new Tournament Course at Redstone, six shots ahead of Bob Estes. Appleby matched the tournament record for margin of victory.

LPGA Tour

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. – Sung Ah Yim picked her first LPGA Tour victory in the most unlikely way possible: a final-round collapse by Annika Sorenstam that allowed the 22-year-old South Korean to win by two strokes Sunday afternoon.

After three straight rounds in the 60s gave Sorenstam the lead going to the final day of the Florida’s Natural Charity Championship, she slumped to a 3-over 75 that left her in a three-way tie for second place with Karrie Webb and Cristie Kerr.

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Champions Tour

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Jay Haas had an eagle and three birdies down the stretch, winning the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf championship by five strokes over Peter Jacobsen and Craig Stadler.

Haas, the Champions Tour rookie of the year in 2005, shot a 5-under 67 for a three-round total of 15-under 201 at The Club at Savannah Harbor, a 7,087-yard layout on an island in the Savannah River.

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