SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Mark Calcavecchia's day started early with a five-shot lead and an 8-iron he couldn't wait to hit. It ended 28 holes later with a spot in the PGA Tour record book and the Phoenix Open trophy secure in his grasp.
Calcavecchia birdied four of the last five holes Sunday to win the Phoenix Open with a 28-under-par 256, breaking the record set by Mike Souchak in the 1955 Texas Open for lowest 72-hole score.
Calcavecchia also set a record for most birdies in 72 holes, making 32 of them over four days on the par-71 TPC of Scottsdale course to win by eight shots over Rocco Mediate.
Calcavecchia returned from Saturday's suspended third round to hit an 8-iron close for birdie on the ninth hole en route to a 64, then turned around and shot a 67 in the final 18 holes.
He earned $720,000 for his 10th career victory.
Tiger Woods closed with a 65 to finish 15 shots off the pace. It was the furthest behind Woods finished in a tournament in nearly three years, though he tied for fifth.
South African paces
Office Depot LPGA event
MIAMI (AP) -- South Africa's Grace Park won The Office Depot, shooting a 1-under 71 for a one-stroke victory over two-time defending champion Karrie Webb.
Park finished with a 6-under 280 total, and earned $123,750 for her second career victory. Webb, the winner the last two years in West Palm Beach, also closed with a 71 on Doral's Blue Course.
Karen Weiss and Jenny Rosales shot 70s to tie for third at 282.
Webb also was second last week in Naples, three strokes behind Sophie Gustafson.
Senior Skins Game
WAILEA, Hawaii (AP) -- Hale Irwin, given a reprieve when Jack Nicklaus holed a birdie putt to force an extra hole, made a 3-foot birdie putt to win the Senior Skins Game.
The three skins gave Irwin a total of seven, including the last six, and $320,000. Nicklaus could have won by purposely missing his 4-footer on the final hole, but he matched Gary Player's birdie.
Nicklaus made $260,000, and Arnold Palmer was third with $20,000. Player, the 2000 winner, failed to pick up a skin.
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