Watson beats Simpson in playoff

Posted: May 02, 2011

AVONDALE, La. - Bubba Watson won the Zurich Classic on Sunday for his second PGA Tour victory of the year and third overall, holing a three-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff with Webb Simpson.

After his 329-yard drive narrowly stayed out of the water and landed in a fairway bunker, Watson hit his second shot 210 yards to the green on the 568-yard, par-5 18th.

Simpson's second shot landed in a bunker short of the green, and he blasted out to 12 feet. After Simpson narrowly missed his birdie putt, Watson holed out for the victory.

LPGA

MOBILE, Ala. - Maria Hjorth took advantage of Alexis Thompson's collapse in a failed bid to become, at 16, the youngest LPGA Tour winner, rallying to win the Avnet LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title.

Hjorth shot her second straight 5-under 67 to finish at 10-under 278, 2 strokes ahead of Song-Hee Kim (71) on The Crossings course at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail's Magnolia Grove complex.

Asian Tour

SEOUL, South Korea - Top-ranked Lee Westwood rallied to win the Ballantine's Championship for his second straight victory, shooting a 5-under 67 for a 1-stroke victory over Miguel Angel Jimenez.

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