Mike Reid tops John Cook at Jeld-Wen Tradition

By Associated PressAugust 23, 2009, 4:00 pm
Champions TourSUNRIVER, Ore. ' Mike Reid made a 12-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to beat John Cook and win the Jeld-Wen Tradition for his second career major on the Champions Tour.
 
Reid raised both hands and let out a deep sigh before humbly removing his cap and shaking Cooks hand at Crosswater Golf Club in central Oregon.
 
I just dont feel deserving, he said. But Im so grateful.
 
Reids two majors ' he also won the 2005 Senior PGA Championship ' are his only two wins on the tour.
 
Mike Reid wins the Jeld-Wen Tradition
Mike Reid collected his second Champions Tour major trophy. (Getty Images)
Cooks approach shot on the playoff hole, No. 18, came to rest about 15 feet away and his downhill putt for birdie missed just left.
 
Reid shot a final-round 70 and Cook had a 69 to finish at 16-under 272.
 
Cook, who was two strokes behind leader Brad Bryant going into the Sundays round, birdied the par-3 No. 17 hole to take a one-stroke lead to the final hole. But he hit into the bunker, settling for a bogey and forcing the playoff with Reid, who made par on the hole.
 
I didnt play like a champion, Cook said.
 
Bryant, who opened with a career-best 62, stumbled to a final-round 73 to wrap up with a 14-under 274. His opening round matched Doug Tewells record set in 2001 and matched by Tom Watson in 2003.
 
Reid joins Peter Jacobsen as having two Champions Tour victories in majors. The Provo, Utah, resident won twice on the PGA Tour.
 
Reid had not finished within the top 10 this year. His best finish was in a group at 12th at the Principal Charity Classic in West Des Moines, Iowa.
 
Cooks best finish this season was a tie for third at the Legends of Golf tournament in Savannah, Georgia. Bryants best was fourth at the Dicks Sporting Goods Open in June.
 
Larry Mize shot a 69 Sunday to finish at 13 under.
 
Defending champion Fred Funk was in a group tied for fifth with a final-round 69 for an 11-under 277. His three-shot victory over Mike Goodes last year was his first win in a major on the tour.
 
Funk was coming off a victory at the U.S. Senior Open, where he became the first player in a USGA championship to finish at 20-under par. A week earlier, he lost in a three-way playoff at the Senior British Open.
 
He also finished in the top 10 in the previous three Champions Tour majors this season, and remained in the lead for the Charles Schwab Cup.
 
Watson and Loren Roberts also finished at 11 under.
 
Watson had one of the biggest galleries on the 7,337-yard course built in the shadow of Mount Bachelor. He has said this week that hes met many well-wishers in the past month after losing in a playoff to Stewart Cink at the British Open.
 
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    By Will GrayDecember 17, 2017, 1:59 pm

    Justin Rose continued his recent run of dominance in Indonesia, while Kiradech Aphibarnrat snagged a Masters invite with some 72nd-hole dramatics.

    Rose cruised to an eight-shot victory at the Indonesian Masters, carding bookend rounds of 10-under 62 that featured a brief run at a 59 during the final round. The Englishman was the highest-ranked player in the field and he led wire-to-wire, with Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai finishing second.

    Rose closes out the year as perhaps the hottest player in the world, with top-10 finishes in each of his final 10 worldwide starts. That stretch includes three victories, as Rose also won the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open. He hasn't finished outside the top 10 in a tournament since missing the cut at the PGA Championship.

    Meanwhile, it took until the final hole of the final tournament of 2017 for Aphibarnrat to secure a return to the Masters. The Thai entered the week ranked No. 56 in the world, with the top 50 in the year-end world rankings earning invites to Augusta National. Needing an eagle on the 72nd hole, Aphibarnrat got just that to snag solo fifth place.

    It means that he is projected to end the year ranked No. 49, while Japan's Yusaku Miyazato - who started the week ranked No. 58 and finished alone in fourth - is projected to finish No. 50. Aphibarnrat finished T-15 in his Masters debut in 2016, while Miyazato will make his first appearance in the spring.

    The results in Indonesia mean that American Peter Uihlein and South Africa's Dylan Frittelli are projected to barely miss the year-end, top-50 cutoff. Their options for Masters qualification will include winning a full-point PGA Tour event in early 2018 or cracking the top 50 by the final March 25 cutoff.

    Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

    By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

    ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

    Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

    ''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

    They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

    ''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

    Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

    ''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

    Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

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    Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

    Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

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    By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

    Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

    Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.