PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) Vaughn Taylor closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday and won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am when Phil Mickelson missed a short birdie putt on the 18th hole.
It was a stunning conclusion for both.
Taylor hasn't won in more than a decade. He hasn't had a full PGA Tour card since 2012 and just returned from South America on the Web.com Tour. Now the longtime resident of Augusta, Georgia, gets into the Masters for the first time since 2008.
Mickelson, going for his record-tying fifth victory at Pebble Beach, had a two-shot lead going into the final round. He made a 12-foot birdie on the 17th and was poised for a simple up-and-down for birdie on the par-5 18th to force a playoff. His 5-foot birdie caught the lip.
Taylor finished at 17-under 270.
The 45-year-old Mickelson closed with a 72. Winless since the 2013 British Open, he missed a chance to match Mark O'Meara's record of five victories in the event.
Sweden's Jonas Blixt was third at 15 under after a 69.
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN'S OPEN
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) – Unfazed by an earthquake just before she teed off, top-ranked Lydia Ko won the New Zealand Women's Open for the third time in four years.
The magnitude 5.7 quake rattled the area about 10 minutes before Ko began play. She started the round on time and play wasn't interrupted by the quake.
Ko closed with a 2-under 70 for a two-stroke victory. The 18-year-old South Korean-born New Zealander finished at 10-under 206 at Clearwater Golf Club. She also won the national championship in 2013 and 2015.
England's Felicity Johnson, South Korean amateur Hye Jin Choi and Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen tied for second. Johnson shot 67, Choi 69, and Madsen 70.
The event was sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour and Australian Ladies PGA.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Bernhard Langer won the Chubb Classic for his 26th PGA Champions Tour title, closing with a 1-over 73 for a three-stroke victory.
Seven strokes ahead after opening with rounds of 62 and 66, the 58-year-old German star finished at 15 under 201 at TwinEagles. He also won in 2011 and 2013, was second in 2012 and tied for second in 2014.
Fred Couples had a 66 to finish second.
Langer completed his sixth wire-to-wire triumph. He's second on the 50-and-over tour's victory list, behind Hale Irwin (45) and Lee Trevino (29).
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – South Africa's Charl Schwartzel ran away with the Tshwane Open, shooting a 7-under 63 for an eight-stroke victory.
Schwartzel finished at 16-under 264 in the European Tour event at Pretoria Country Club. Denmark's Jeff Winther was second after a 64.