Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Dubuisson wins Turkish Airlines Open

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ANTALAYA, Turkey — Victor Dubuisson held off some of golf's biggest names, including Tiger Woods, to win the inaugural Turkish Airlines Open by two shots Sunday for his first European Tour victory.

The Frenchman entered with a five-shot lead but with Woods, Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter among those chasing him. Dubuisson started the final round with nine straight pars but had three birdies on his last four holes for 3-under 69 and a 24-under total of 264.

"I am so happy. I was watching the leaderboard, and I could see all the good players coming back to me," said Dubuisson, 23.

Jamie Donaldson of Wales shot 63, making a hole-in-one at the 16th, to finish second.

Woods and Rose were another two strokes back, tied for third.

Woods, who won't play again until the World Challenge on Dec. 5 at Thousand Oaks, was looking forward to the break.

"I'm now hanging up the clubs for a little bit, so it's going to be nice," he said.

pga: Chris Kirk won the McGladrey Classic, thanks to one big mistake by Briny Baird that kept him winless in 365 starts on tour. Kirk closed with 4-under 66 at St. Simons Island, Ga., for his second career win, finishing at 14-under 266. He and Baird were tied for the lead playing the 18th hole at Sea Island when Baird drove into a fairway bunker. He topped a 4-iron that went about 90 yards and into a hazard. Kirk only had to make par for a one-shot win over Baird (67) and Tim Clark (62). The victory sends Kirk, 28, to the Masters for the first time.

lpga: Taiwan's Teresa Lu won the Mizuno Classic, birdieing the last two holes and six of the final eight for a two-stroke victory in Shima, Japan. Lu, 25, a regular on the Japan LPGA Tour after giving up her LPGA Tour membership in 2010, shot 8-under 64 at Kintetsu Kashikojima. She finished at 14-under 202 and earned $180,000 for her first prof title. "I've been waiting for this day for so long," Lu said. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome shot 77 and finished tied for 30th at 2-under 214.

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