Jonathan Byrd had a 9-under 63 to win the Buick Challenge and become the 17th first-time winner on the PGA Tour this year. He finished at 27-under 261.
David Toms missed an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to force a playoff, shot a 65 and ended a shot behind. Phil Mickelson closed with a 63 to finish third at 265.
Watson wins SPGA title
Tom Watson shot a 5-under 67 and beat Gil Morgan by two strokes to win the Senior Tour Championship, his first victory of the year on the Senior PGA Tour.
Hale Irwin had a 71 and was fourth, seven strokes behind Watson, but he became the first senior golfer to win $3 million in one season.
Pak takes LPGA event
Se Ri Pak shot an even-par 72 to win the wind-swept Nine Bridges Classic by six strokes over Carin Koch.
The South Korean finished at 3-under 213. Annika Sorenstam's 76 left her nine shots back, ending her bid to set a record for tournament wins in a year.
Volponi wins Breeders'
Volponi, a 43-1 long shot, found room along the rail and blew past the fading Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem and beat Medaglia d'Oro by 6 1/2 lengths in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
In the $2 million Distaff, Azeri had a wire-to-wire victory. The filly, who finished five lengths ahead of Farda Amiga, won her seventh straight and has 10 victories in 11 career starts.
Irish rise to No. 4
Undefeated Notre Dame rose two spots to No. 4 in The Associated Press Top 25 football poll and got its first No. 1 vote since 1997.
The top three teams didn't change: No. 1 Miami (7-0), No. 2 Oklahoma (7-0) and No. 3 Virginia Tech (8-0).
Rookie Mario Dominguez won the rain-shortened Honda Indy 300, which started with a major crash that sent two drivers to the hospital.
The event was stopped on the 40th lap because of a two-hour time limit. Patrick Carpentier was second.
After the starting line accident, Adrian Fernandez broke two vertebrae, and Tora Takagi had a broken pelvis and bruised hip. Both were released from the hospital.
Dixon, Coughlin, Savoie clinch NHRA titles
Larry Dixon, Jeg Coughlin and Angelle Savoie clinched NHRA Powerade championships and won their respective categories Sunday at the ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
John Force also won in Funny Car at the $2 million race, the 23rd of 24 races in the $50 million NHRA Drag Racing Series.
Dixon clinched his first Top Fuel series crown. Force scored his category-leading seventh win of the season and the 105th of his career. Coughlin locked up his second Pro Stock title en route to his 31st career win. Savoie won her third consecutive Pro Stock Bike title. She tied Shirley Muldowney for the most series titles earned by a female.
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