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Mahan takes Phoenix Open; Miyazato win LPGA again

Hunter Mahan won the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., for his second PGA Tour title, coming from four strokes back to beat Rickie Fowler by a shot in a 1-2 finish for former Oklahoma State players.

"It's always a little better to lose to a Cowboy," Fowler said.

Mahan, 27, had an eagle and a pair of birdies in a late four-hole span Sunday to finish at 16-under 268. Also the 2007 Travelers Championship in 2007 winner. Mahan closed with consecutive bogey-free 6-under 65s.

He is the eighth U.S.-born player still in his 20s to win more than one tournament.

Fowler, just 21 and a tour rookie, had a final-round 68 for the second runner-up finish of his young career, both of them in Arizona.

South Korea's Y.E. Yang also shot a 65 to finish at 14 under, two off the pace. Last year's PGA Championship winner, Yang led until his tee shot went in the water at No. 17.

Although he hasn't won, Mahan has played well the past two years.

"It's just finding a way to win. I just haven't been able to do it," he said. "So obviously it feels great to get off the year on my fifth tournament to win.

Miyazato wins LPGA again

Ai Miyazato won the HSBC Champions in Singapore to become the first LPGA Tour player in 44 years to sweep the first two events of a season, closing with 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over Cristie Kerr. Miyazato, the 24-year-old Japanese star who won the LPGA Thailand last week, took the lead with a birdie on the par-4 16th - a hole she played in 5 under for the week - and parred the final two holes to finish at 10 under on Tanah Merah's Garden Course.

A 15-time winner on the Japanese tour, Miyazato earned $195,000 for her third career LPGA Tour victory - all outside North America.

She won the Evian Masters last year in France for her first LPGA Tour title.

"This is obviously a great start for me," Miyazato said. "I try to stay in the present in what I do and that's really helping my game at the moment." Marilynn Smith was last player to win the first two events in a season, accomplishing the feat in 1966.

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