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IRVING, Texas (AP)

Jason Day nearly dropped out of the Byron Nelson Championship before it began. He wound up winning the tournament - even though most folks likely will remember Jordan Spieth as the big winner.

Day fought through a rocky final round for a 2-over 72, but it was good enough to give the 22-year-old Australian the first win of his PGA Tour career. Still, the 2010 Nelson will go down for the remarkable Tour debut by Spieth, a 16-year-old junior at a local high school.

Spieth was within three shots of the lead on the final nine holes, but dropped back into a tie for 16th. He shot a 2-over 72 in the final round, his highest score of the tournament. His 4-under 276 was six strokes behind Day.

Blake Adams, a 34-year-old PGA Tour rookie, shot a 72 to tie for second with Brian Gay, who shot a 63, followed by Jeff Overton (71).


GLADSTONE, N.J. (AP) - Sun Young Yoo won the Sybase Match Play Championship for her first LPGA Tour victory, beating Angela Stanford 3 and 1 at Hamilton Farm.

Yoo, the 23-year-old South Korean player in her fifth LPGA Tour season, won the 13th and 14th holes with pars and took a 2-up lead with a 15-foot putt for her first birdie of the match on the par-3 16th.

The match ended when Stanford missed her birdie putt and conceded Yoo's birdie. Yoo's victory was the eighth straight by a foreign player and the 25th in the last 26 events.

In the morning semifinals, the 28th-seeded Yoo beat top-ranked Jiyai Shin 2 and 1, and the 10th-seeded Stanford advanced with a 19-hole victory over Amy Yang. Shin won the third-place match, beating Yang 3 and 2.

European Tour

WENTWORTH, England (AP) - Simon Khan of England won the BMW PGA Championship by a stroke, shooting a 5-under 66 to come from seven strokes back and capture a tournament he played in only after receiving a late invitation.

Fredrik Andersson Hed of Sweden (67) and Luke Donald of England (71) tied for second at 5-under 279. Donald was tied with Khan with two holes to play, but double-bogeyed No. 17 after driving into trees.

England's Chris Wood had led by two shots at the start of the day, but dropped six shots in his first 16 holes. Sweden's Robert Karlsson, who shot a course record 62 on Saturday, had three bogeys and a double bogey in his first 15 holes.

Nationwide Tour

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Journeyman golfer John Riegger was declared the winner of the Nationwide Tour's Rex Hospital Classic with a 54-hole total of 20-under 193 when the tournament was called due to rain.

The 46-year-old never started the final round, which was delayed at the start by 3 hours due to heavy morning rains. The tournament was suspended at 1:45 p.m. as more storms rolled into the area, and nearly 2 inches of rain fell in less than 24 hours.

Because the Nationwide Tour does not extend tournaments into Monday and there was no way to finish the round Sunday, Tour Director Jim Duncan canceled the final round before the last three groups teed off.

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