Catch 22


Sunday was a good example of how tough it is to win on the professional level. At the BMW PGA Championship, 22-year-old Chris Wood, in search of his first European Tour title, led by two entering the final round. But Englishman Simon Khan, beginning the day seven off the lead, went out early and posted a 66.

No one playing in the final pairings in the afternoon was able to catch him. Luke Donald and Fredrik Andersson Hed tied for second one shot back. Wood only managed a tie for sixth after a final-round 77.

On the PGA Tour, another 22-year-old hunting for his first Tour victory was in possession of the 54-hole lead. Local resident Jason Day had a two-shot lead over Blake Adams entering the final round. Day battled it out on Sunday shooting a 72, his highest round of the week by five shots.

But Day managed to hold it together, despite dunking his second shot on 18 into the hazard, and with some help from the field was able to pick up his first victory. Day won by two over a trio of players, but the only one of them in red numbers Sunday was Brian Gay who fired a 7-under 63 to pick up his second top-10 of the year.