June 19, 2018
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Kuchar, Woodland help US golfers win World Cup

The Associated Press

HAINAN, China — Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland ended the United States’ 11-year drought in the World Cup, finishing with a 5-under 67 in alternate-shot play Sunday for a two-stroke victory.

The Americans finished at 24 under on Mission Hills’ Blackstone Course. They gave the United States its 24th victory in the event and first since Tiger Woods and David Duval in 2000.

England’s Ian Poulter and Justin Rose (63) and Germany’s Martin Kaymer and Alex Cejka (69) tied for second.

Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell led by two strokes going into the final round but could only manage an even-par 72 to tie for fourth with Australia, the Netherlands and Scotland.

Australian PGA

COOLUM, Australia — Greg Chalmers won the Australian PGA Championship for his second straight major Down Under tournament victory, beating Australian countrymen Robert Allenby and Marcus Fraser with a par on the first hole of a playoff.

The left-handed Chalmers, the Australian Open winner two weeks ago at The Lakes in Sydney, will have a chance to complete the Australian Triple Crown next month in the Australian Masters in Melbourne.

Chalmers closed with a 5-under 67 to match Allenby (68) and Fraser (69) at 12-under 276 on the Hyatt Regency resort course. Australians Adam Scott (68) and Aaron Baddeley (72) followed at 10 under.

American Bubba Watson had a 77 to drop into a tie for 12th at 7 under.

South African Open

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s Hennie Otto won the South African Open, closing with an even-par 72 for a one-stroke victory over Austria’s Bernd Wiesberger.

Otto finished at 14 under at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.

Wiesberger shot a 68.

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