Off the wire
Vegas defends in Canada
Jhonattan Vegas successfully defended his RBC Canadian Open title Sunday at Glen Abbey in Ontario, beating Charley Hoffman with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Vegas’ approach from the left bunker in the playoff on the par-5 18th hit the grass just above the sand lip and went through the green. Vegas chipped to a foot and won when Hoffman’s birdie try from the back bunker slid past the hole. David Lingmerth (Arkansas Razorbacks) tied for 27th and won $44,400. Tag Ridings (Razorbacks) was a stroke back at 10 under and won $30,480. Bryce Molder (Conway) won $12,720 for his tie for 62nd, while Ken Duke (Arkadelphia, Henderson State) was 67th and pocketed $12,240.
Lee overtakes Webb
Mi Hyang Lee took advantage of Hall of Famer Karrie Webb’s late double bogey to win the Ladies Scottish Open on Sunday for her second LPGA Tour title. A stroke ahead of Lee with two holes left at chilly Dundonald Links, Webb dropped a shot back with the double bogey on the par5 17th after driving into a bunker and having to play out backward. Lee, playing in the group ahead of Webb, increased the margin to two with a birdie on the par-5 18th. Needing an eagle to force a playoff, Webb closed with a birdie to tie for second with Mi Jung Hur. Webb didn’t know she was two strokes behind because of the lack of a leaderboard on the final hole. Stacy Lewis (Arkansas Razorbacks) tied for 33rd at 7 over and won $9,503.
Langer wins another major
Bernhard Langer won the Senior British Open on Sunday in rain and wind at Royal Porthcawl in Wales for his record-extending 10th senior major title and fifth in the last 10. Langer, 59, closed with an even-par 72 to finish at 4-under 280 and beat American Corey Pavin by three strokes. Langer joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win three senior majors in a season, and won the event for the third time to match the tournament record. Langer won the Regions Tradition and Senior PGA Championship — the first two of the PGA Champions
Tour’s five majors — in consecutive weeks in May. Clark Dennis (Arkansas Razorbacks) was tied for 31st at 9 over, just ahead of John Daly (Dardanelle, Arkansas Razorbacks) who shot a 74 on Sunday. Glen Day (Little Rock) tied for 57th at 14 over.
Dou holds off field
Ze-Cheng Dou of China finished with a 25-under-par 259 and won the Web.Com Tour’s Digital Ally Open at Overland Park, Kan., on Sunday. Dou defeated Americans Kyle Thompson, Luke Guthrie and Billy Kennerly by three strokes. Matt Atkins (Henderson State) tied for eighth at 18 under. Taylor Moore (Arkansas Razorbacks) finished at 17 under and tied for 10th. Austin Cook (Jonesboro, Razorbacks) and Andrew Landry (Razorbacks) were at 15 under, good enough for ties for 21st. Zack Fischer tied for 44th at 11 under, while Sebastian Cappelen (Razorbacks) finished back in the pack at 4 under.
BASEBALL Former All-Star May dies
Lee May, an All-Star slugger who put up 100-RBI seasons for three different teams, has died. He was 74. The Cincinnati Reds said Sunday that May died over the weekend. He was a member of the team’s Hall of Fame and lived in the local area. The Reds didn’t provide additional details on his death. Known for wagging his bat before taking meaty cuts, May hit 354 home runs with 1,244 RBI in 18 years. He drove in more than 100 runs in a season for the Reds, Houston and Baltimore. He finished with Kansas City in 1982. May starred for the Reds in the 1970 World Series, going 7 for 18 (.389) with 2 home runs and 8 RBI in a 5-game loss to Baltimore. He was a three-time All-Star first baseman (1969, 1971, 1972).
SWIMMING Dressel matches Phelps
Caeleb Dressel won his seventh gold medal of the world championships Sunday in Budapest, Hungary, putting the U.S. team ahead to stay with another dominating swim in the 400-meter medley relay. One night after becoming the first swimmer to win three golds in one night at a major international meet, Dressel joined Michael Phelps in another elite club with seven golds at the second-biggest meet after the Olympics. Phelps had seven victories at the 2007 worlds in Melbourne, Australia — a prelude to his record eight golds the following year at the Beijing Olympics.
MOTOR SPORTS Vettel hangs on
Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel overcame steering difficulties to win a tense Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday and extend his championship lead over rival Lewis Hamilton heading into the summer break. The four-time Formula One champion made a decent start from pole position, crucially holding off teammate Kimi Raikkonen on the long straight into Turn 1. On a Hungaroring track where overtaking is notoriously hard, there were limited chances to catch him after that.
Josef Newgarden dominated at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington on the way to his second consecutive IndyCar victory at the Honda Indy 200 on Sunday. Newgarden was not challenged most of the day on the 90-lap, 2.2-mile course and finished 5.156 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will
Power, the pole-sitter. Newgarden won at Toronto on July 16 and has six career victories, three this season. Local favorite
Graham Rahal was third and
2016 champion Simon Pagenaud finished fourth. Newgarden showed his intentions early when he made an inside pass on Power on the 14th lap. Rahal took a temporary lead when Newgarden pitted on lap 41 but when Rahal went in the next time around, Newgarden went to the front. By lap 50, the Tennessee native had extended his lead over Power to 6.5 seconds.