FORT WORTH, Texas – Tim Herron wanted to treat the final round of the Colonial as if he were a member playing a Sunday afternoon round.
While it looked exactly like that at times, the player affectionally known as “Lumpy” won on the PGA Tour for the first time in seven years. He beat Richard Johnson with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff, the first time since 1994 extra holes were needed at Hogan’s Alley.
“This winning thing isn’t that easy,” Herron said after his winning 91/2-foot birdie putt on the 382-yard 17th hole.
It was Herron’s first win since Bay Hill in 1999. He gets the winner’s plaid jacket and $1.08 million – more than what he got for his three previous wins combined.
Ochoa ends runner-up run
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – Lorena Ochoa wasn’t on the leaderboard for the first two rounds of the Sybase Classic. When the rain-shortened tournament was over, however, she was right where she has been for the last two months. Ochoa extended her impressive run with a two-stroke victory Sunday, the sixth straight tournament which she has either won or been the runner-up.
The 24-year-old Mexican closed a 5-under 66 with a 4-foot birdie putt for a 5-under 208 total that allowed her to retake the season money lead after losing it last week.