Berger rallies to win in Memphis
Daniel Berger shot a bogey-free four-under-par 66 Sunday to erase a three-shot deficit and win the St. Jude Classic for the second straight year. Berger, 24, is the fourth back-toback winner of the tournament in Memphis, Tenn., and the first since David Toms did it in 2003 and 2004.
A 17-foot birdie putt on No. 15 put Berger ahead for good and he finished at 10-under 270. South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel shot a 66 and South Korea’s Whee Kim shot a 67 to finish second, one shot behind Berger. Stewart Cink, Ben Crane and Rafa Cabrera Bello started the day with a one-shot lead and were three ahead of Berger.
Brandt Jobe held off his former college roommate Scott McCarron to win the Principal Charity Classic, his first PGA Tour Champions title and first victory of any kind in 19 years. Jobe shot a final-round 69 at Des Moines, Iowa, to end a drought that dated to 1998, when he won an event in Japan. His 14-under 202 total was one shot better than defending champion McCarron and Kevin Sutherland.
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand won the Manulife LPGA Classic with a birdie on the first playoff hole to beat American Lexi Thompson and South Korea’s In Gee Chun in Cambridge, Canada. Thompson had started the day with a one-stroke lead but shot an even-par 72 in the final round to finish in a tie with Jutanugarn (69) and Chun (70) after 72 holes.
Dylan Frittelli shot a five-under 67 to win the Lyoness Open at Atzenbrugg, Austria, his first European Tour title. He finished 12 under, one stroke ahead of Finland’s Mikko Korhonen, England’s David Horsey and fellow South African Jbe Kruger.
U.S. women win
Christen Press scored in the 60th minute to lift the U.S. women’s national soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Norway in a friendly at Sandefjord, Norway. Press’ 42nd international goal helped the reigning World Cup champions defeat the world’s No. 11ranked team, a team that has had more success against the Americans than any other international side, beating them 19 times.
England won the Under-20 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Venezuela in the final at Suwon, South Korea, for its first global soccer title since 1966. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the first half, and goalkeeper Freddie Woodman preserved the lead by saving a second-half penalty kick from Adalberto Penaranda as Venezuela missed out on its first FIFA trophy.
The win ended decades of English underachievement on the international stage since the Brits won the senior World Cup 51 years ago on home soil.
FIFA waded into the escalating Persian Gulf diplomatic crisis by removing a Qatari referee from a 2018 World Cup qualifier following a request from the United Arab Emirates. Qatar, which will host the 2022 World Cup, was isolated earlier this week by four Gulf nations, including the UAE, who accuse it of funding terrorism.
Riverside boxer Daniel “Twitch” Franco was in a coma following emergency surgery to stop bleeding in his brain after he was knocked out by a right-handed punch from Jose Haro in the eighth round of a featherweight bout Saturday night in Sloan, Iowa. Franco, 25, had been knocked down previously in the round.
In a statement released by Franco’s promoter, RocNation Sports, manager Ray Chaparro said, “The doctors have told us the next 48 hours will be critical in regards to making a complete recovery.” — Lance Pugmire
Emirates Team New Zealand held off Sweden’s Artemis Racing to reach match point in the America’s Cup challenger finals on Bermuda’s Great Sound. The Kiwis won two of three races Sunday to take a 4-2 lead in the best-of-nine series that will determine the challenger to two-time defending America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA.