McCar­ron gets help from Langer

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - GOLF, WIMBLEDON -

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — For 70 holes, Bern­hard Langer did every­thing nec­es­sary to win his fourth con­sec­u­tive Con­stel­la­tion Se­nior Play­ers Cham­pi­onship.

Un­for­tu­nately, his per­for­mance at Caves Val­ley will be re­mem­bered only for what hap­pened af­ter that.

Langer’s un­char­ac­ter­is­tic col­lapse on Nos. 17 and 18 paved the way for Scott McCar­ron to win his first ma­jor tour­na­ment on the PGA Tour Cham­pi­ons in sen­sa­tional come­back fash­ion Sunday.

McCar­ron shot a bo­gey-free, 6-un­der 66 to make up a six-shot deficit and beat Langer and Brandt Jobe by a stroke.

“I’ve been work­ing so hard for this,” said McCar­ron, 51. “That was one of my goals this year, to win three events and one of them be­ing a ma­jor. So I’ve got one more event to go.”

PGA TOUR

SILVIS, Ill. — Bryson DeCham­beau over­came a fourstroke deficit to win the John Deere Clas­sic by a stroke Sunday for his first PGA Tour ti­tle — and a spot next week in the Bri­tish Open.

DeCham­beau, 23, birdied four of the fi­nal six holes at TPC Deere Run for a 6-un­der 65 and an 18-un­der 266 to­tal. In 2015, the for­mer SMU star be­came the fifth player to win the NCAA in­di­vid­ual ti­tle and U.S. Am­a­teur in the same year.

Third-round leader Pa­trick Rodgers shot a 70 for sec­ond.

CELEBRI­TIES

STATELINE, Nev. — Mark Mul­der won his record third con­sec­u­tive ti­tle Sunday in the American Cen­tury Cham­pi­onship celebrity golf tour­na­ment, and Stephen Curry ral­lied to fin­ish fourth.

Mul­der had an 11-point vic­tory over fel­low for­mer pitcher Derek Lowe and for­mer ten­nis player Mardy Fish in the mod­i­fied Stable­ford event at Edge­wood Ta­hoe. Play­ers got 6 points for ea­gle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bo­gey and mi­nus-2 for dou­ble bo­gey or higher.

Curry had 28 points in the fi­nal round — the best round score of the week in the 54hole tour­na­ment — to fin­ish with 60.

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