Vegas wins Canadian Open by stroke
Jhonattan Vegas rallied to win the Canadian Open at Oakville, Ontario, on Sunday for his second PGA Tour victory, birdieing the final three holes at Glen Abbey for an 8-under 64 and one-stroke victory. The 29-year-old Venezuelan Olympic player began the day five strokes behind leader Brandt Snedeker and four behind U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson and Canadian amateur Jared du Toit. Vegas earned $1,062,000 and a spot in the PGA Championship next week at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J.
Kerr lifts U.S. in UL International Crown
Cristie Kerr held on for a 3-and-2 victory over Melissa Reid on Sunday to give the United States the UL International Crown at Gurnee, Ill. Kerr and company were shut out in the first session of the LPGA Tour event, but they got progressively better each day. Stacy Lewis and Gerina Piller each closed out wins before Reid missed a birdie putt on 16, handing the decisive victory to Kerr. “I think I play better when there is more pressure,” Kerr said. Lexi Thompson lost 2 and 1 to South Korea’s So Yeon Ryu, and then joined the celebration. The Americans won a silver trophy, and each of the players took home a crown and $100,000 apiece.
Broadhurst wins Senior British Open
Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open at Carnoustie, Scotland, for his first senior major title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Scott McCarron. Broadhurst earned $279,144, a full PGA Tour Champions exemption through the 2017 season, a spot in the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale and a five-year exemption into the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hawaii. Jimenez had a 75 to drop into a tie for third with Magnus Atlevi (67) at 8 under.
Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis. He led a race-record 149 of the 170 laps and beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was third, 2.638 seconds behind the defending Sprint Cup champ — thanks to the double overtime forced by three late crashes. Busch became the first NASCAR driver to sweep the Xfinity Series and Cup poles and races on the same weekend. He also joined Johnson as the only Cup drivers with back-to-back wins on Indy’ 2.5-mile ova. Five-time race winner Jeff Gordon finished 13th after coming out of retirement to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt is fighting concussion-like symptoms and has not yet been cleared by doctors to drive.