PARK WINNER OF U.S. WOMEN’S OPEN
23-year-old South Korean fires another 67 for first victory on LPGA Tour
BEDMINSTER, N.J.» Sung Hyun Park won the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday, her first LPGA Tour victory.
The 23-year-old from South Korea shot her second consecutive 5-under-par 67 and won a day-long battle with front-running Shanshan Feng and teenage amateur HyeJin Choi at Trump National Golf Club.
Park, who birdied the 15th to move into a tie for the lead and the 17th to open a twoshot edge after Choi made a double bogey on the previous hole, finished at 11-under 277 for a two-stroke victory over Choi.
President Donald Trump attended the biggest event in women’s golf for the third consecutive day. There was a peaceful protest after he arrived at his box near the 15th green shortly after 3 p.m.
It ended up being a quiet weekend of politics. And the golf was excellent.
Park needed a fine chip from over the green on the par-5 18th hole to save par, and she got a thumps-up from Trump as she walked to sign her scorecard.
Choi closed with a 1-under 71.
DeChambeau rallies to win John Deere.
ILL.» Bryson DeChambeau overcame SILVIS, a four-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Classic by one stroke for his first PGA Tour title — and a berth in the British Open.
The 23-year-old DeChambeau 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 the U.S. Amateur championship in the same year.
Third-round leader Patrick Rodgers shot a 70 and finished second.
McCarron stuns Langer in Senior major.
Scott McCarron shot OWINGS MILLS, MD.» a bogey-free 6-under 66 and took advantage of an uncharacteristic crash by threetime defending champion Bernhard Langer to win the Constellation Senior Players Championship.
McCarron finished 18-under and beat Langer and Brandt Jobe by one shot. The 51year-old McCarron made up a six-shot deficit in the final round to capture his first major on the PGA Tour Champions.
The story of the day, however, was the stunning collapse by Langer. Seeking his third major win of the year, the 59-year German had a one-shot lead before dropping his tee shot in the water on No. 17. After taking the one-shot penalty, he missed a 4-footer and made a double bogey.
Footnotes. Rafa Cabrera Bello birdied the first hole of a playoff with Callum Shinkwin to win the Scottish Open, securing his first title in 5½ years. … Mark Mulder posted his record third consecutive victory in the American Century Championship, a celebrity tournament in Stateline, Nev. NBA star Stephen Curry rallied to finish fourth. Mulder won by 11 points over fellow former pitcher Derek Lowe and former tennis player Mardy Fish in the modified Stableford event at Edgewood Tahoe. Broncos general manager John Elway tied for ninth.
Sung Hyun Park hits her tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the U.S. Women’s Open in Bedminster, N.J., on Sunday. Park won the tournament, closing with a second consecutive 5-under-par 67.