Anthony Kim beat fellow-American golfer Sean O'Hair in a messy playoff to win the lucrative Kiwi Challenge two-day tournament at Cape Kidnappers today.
Kim slashed his way to a bogey six on the first playoff hole, the 595m par-five 15th, but it beat O'Hair's seven and was enough to win the four-man tournament and claim the $1 million first prize.
Kim, who was runner-up in the same event last year, closed with a sizzling final round of five-under-par 66 for a 36-hole total of 137.
O'Hair, who shot 69 today, hit a wedge to 1m on the 18th hole and made his birdie to tie Kim, who had led from the 12th hole until the last.
A third American, Hunter Mahan, finished with a 67 for a two-under total of 140, one shot ahead of Colombian Camilo Villegas, who close with a 72.
Villegas was one stroke behind O'Hair's leading 69 when the weather-disrupted first round was completed this morning.
"It feels wonderful," Kim said.
"I did what I had to do to win, and fortunately I made a couple putts."
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Tiger Woods gave the record crowds at the Australian Masters everything they could have wanted with his victory here Sunday, except a definitive answer when he would return.
"I promise it won't be as long," Woods said to yet another warm ovation.
Woods took the lead for good with a 7-iron to within 4 feet for birdie on the fifth hole, and he hardly missed a shot the rest of the way for a 4-under 68 and a two-shot win over Australia's Greg Chalmers.
He won for the seventh time this year, and the 82nd time worldwide in his career. Woods now has a trophy from every continent where golf is played. Australia, the 13th country where he has won an individual event, had been the missing link.
"I've never won down here, so now I have won on every continent, except for Antarctica," Woods said. "I haven't played the Antarctica Four-Ball yet. But to have won on every playable continent, it's something I've always wanted to do. And now I've done that."
It had been 11 years since Woods last competed in Australia, at the 1998 Presidents Cup. Since then, he has won 13 majors and 72 times around the world, becoming the face of golf and one of the most famous athletes in the world.
More than 100,000 fans who passed through the gates of Kingston Heath gave him rock-star treatment.
Woods put on quite a show.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lee Westwood of England became Europe's No. 1 golfer on Sunday after winning the Dubai World Championship by six strokes.
Westwood shot a course-record 8-under 64 in the final round at the Earth Course to finish at 23-under 265.
He earned $1.25 million with the 31st victory of his career to overtake Rory McIlroy on the season-long money list and win the European Tour's first Race to Dubai since it changed from the European Order of Merit.
Ross McGowan of England was second after a 68, and McIlroy, of Northern Ireland, shot a 67 to finish third on 273.
The 36-year-old Westwood's $1.5 million bonus for finishing atop the money list took his total European Tour earnings to $6,376,984. McIlroy was next with $5,432,358.
Westwood, who won the European Order of Merit in 2000, couldn't hold back tears after finishing his round.
"This is definitely the biggest moment of my career today," he said. "Rory is only 20 - I can't even remember what it was like to be 20 - and he will have many more chances ahead of him to win the money list.
"But this is my moment."
David Smail and Danny Lee.
They may present themselves as golf's odd couple but David Smail is confident he and Danny Lee can hold their own in top company at the World Cup in China this week.
Smail is very much the settled, senior partner of New Zealand's two-man team competing against 27 other nations for a prize pool of US$5.5 million ($7.54 million) at Mission Hills in Shenzhen.
While Smail, 39, is about to complete his 12th season in Japan where he is closing in on a $10 million landmark in career earnings, World Cup rookie Lee, 20 years his junior, is nearing the end of a gruelling maiden season as a professional.