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Tight race for event, No. 1

NORTON, Mass. — The final hole gave Jason Day a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship. The final hour gave him a good idea of what he might expect for the Labor Day finish.

Day walked off the 15th green with a three-shot lead Sunday, feeling good about separating himself from the field.

It was gone in two holes.

Then came par-5 No. 18, where Day stood off the back of the green in two as he watched Brandt Snedeker make a mess of the easiest hole at TPC Boston by hitting his approach into the hazard and his fourth shot in deep grass short of the green.

"I was thinking that he was going to just get up-and-down and make bogey, and I was going to make an eagle or birdie," Day said. "That would have given me a nice little cushion."

It didn't work out that way.

Day made birdie for 5-under 66. But Snedeker chipped in for 67, leaving him one shot behind.

"It would have been a tough way to end the day as well as I played coming in," Snedeker said.

Tiger Woods had just one birdie over the final 11 holes for 69, leaving him tied for 23rd and 10 shots out of the lead. That set the stage for Phil Mickelson or Steve Stricker to end Woods' five-year run atop the world ranking.

Stricker, tied for fourth at 14 under, is closer to the lead. Mickelson, tied for sixth at 12 under but ranked second, has better odds.

Both might have a tough time catching Day, 22, the Australian who was at 17-under 196, matching Mike Weir's 54-hole record at TPC Boston set two years ago.

Vijay Singh made the rarest shot — an albatross — when he holed a 5-iron from 229 yards on his second shot on the par-5 second.

futures: Tampa's Cindy LaCrosse won the developmental tour event in Albany, N.Y., and clinched the season money title. The top five on the money list earned full LPGA Tour cards for 2011. LaCrosse beat Jennifer Song on the first playoff hole after both shot 69 to finish at 5-under 208. "I'm so happy with the way the year went," said LaCrosse, the tour's player of the year, who finished with earnings of $94,578 and three wins.

CHAMPIONS: Ted Schulz won the First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif., holing a 12-foot birdie on No. 17 en route to 2-under 70 and, at 202, a one-stroke victory over Tom Pernice. It was the first victory for Schulz, 50, since the 1991 Nissan Open, his second and last PGA Tour title. Schulz, who quit the PGA Tour in 2000 and is the director of golf at the University of Louisville, earned $315,000, the biggest payday of his career.

EUROPEAN: Miguel Angel Jimenez won the European Masters in Crans-Sur-Sierre, Switzer­land, shooting 4-under 67 to beat Edoardo Molinari by three. Jimenez, 46, finished at 263 to win the event for the first time.

Tight race for event, No. 1 09/05/10 [Last modified: Sunday, September 5, 2010 9:18pm]
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