Jose Canizares closed with a 68 as Spain won the World Cup a fourth time in nine years. Canizares also won the individual trophy worth $25,000 with 11-under-par 205 for three rounds in Rome. Canizares and partner Jose Rivero, on an aggregate 414, ended eight shots ahead of Scotland and Taiwan. Lanny Wadkins and Tom Kite finished with 70 and 72, respectively, to give the United States a tie for 12th . . .
Tom Watson (72) held off Bob Stanton (69) and won the $200,000 Australian Open by one stroke in Melbourne. Watson earned $36,000 on a seven-under-par 281 and, already atop the 1984 U.S. money winners' list, said, "It is like putting the chocolate sauce on the ice cream" . . .
Scott Simpson came from behind with four-under-par 68, forced a playoff against Bernhard Langer and won $74,380 with a par putt to Langer's bogey on the par-3 second extra hole in the $413,000 Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Miyazaki, Japan. Simpson started the day seven shots behind the leaders, and three shots behind Langer, who closed with 71 in tying him at 282 for 72 holes. Johnny Miller, who led for two rounds and shared the lead in the third, faded to 78 -- 285, tied for seventh.