CASTLE ROCK, Colo. – At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen.

The Goose overcame Brandt Jobe down the stretch and outlasted the rest of the field over 36 grueling holes to win the International and become the last of the Big Five to make it into the win column this season.

Goosen scored 15 points over the final two rounds to finish with 32, one better than Jobe, in the modified Stableford scoring system, which awards five points for eagles, two for birdies, none for pars and deducts one for bogeys.

Goosen earned $900,000 for the win and got the perfect boost into next week’s PGA Championship, the season’s final major.

Canonica wins Johnnie Walker Championship

GLENEAGLES, Scotland – Emanuele Canonica won the Johnnie Walker Championship on Sunday, his first victory in over 11 years on the European Tour.

The 34-year-old Italian shot a final-round 1-under 71 to win by two strokes over Belgium’s Nicolas Colsaerts, Wales’ Bradley Dredge, and England’s David Lynn and Barry Lane.

Canonica finished at 7-under 281, while Colsaerts, the overnight leader, faded with a final-round 75. Dredge shot a 72, Lynn a 69 and Lane a 70.

Purtzer wins 3M tourney after two close calls

BLAINE, Minn. – Tom Purtzer finally closed the deal at the 3M Championship, holing a 7-foot par putt on No. 18 Sunday for a one-stroke victory in the tournament he twice led into the final round.

The win was Purtzer’s first on the Champions Tour since March 2004. It didn’t come without thoughts about the last two years, when he was the leader entering the final round but shot 74 both times.

“I tried to stay positive and tried not to think about what happened here the last two years,” Purtzer said.

Sorenstam wins her own tourney with final birdie

LODDEKOPINGE, Sweden – Annika Sorenstam made a birdie putt of about 27 feet on the last hole Sunday to win the Scandinavian TPC by one stroke over Natalie Gulbis.

Sorenstam, the tournament host, closed with a par-72 for a total of 4-under 284 at the Barseback course, second in length to the U.S. Open on the women’s tour. It was the 75th win of her career and seventh this year.

Winningest LPGA player retires from golf

QUINCY, Mass. – Kathy Whitworth, whose 88 victories on the LPGA Tour are the most of any American professional golfer, retired from competitive golf Sunday after playing in a Women’s Senior Golf Tour event.

Whitworth, 65, stopped playing the LPGA Tour in 1990 but has continued to play in a few senior events.

“It’s just time for me to move on, and I’m thrilled to do it here,” Whitworth said.

after teaming with Susie Berning to shoot 72-65 at the BJ’s Charity Classic, finishing in a tie for 21st. “I don’t have anything else to prove. This is going to be the end.”

Whitworth won at least one tournament from 1962 to 1978, and her last victory was in 1985 at the United Virginia Classic. She also won three majors, although her career was defined by regular tour victories – six more than Sam Snead on the PGA Tour and Mickey W


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