"It's just been an incredible year," Wayne Levi said yesterday as the new Canadian Open champion.
This win, to go with Atlanta, Western Open and Hartford titles, was worth $180,000 and boosted him to third on the season's money list with $772,367. No other player has won more than twice.
"He's having a tremendous season, four wins in something like four months," said Australia's Ian Baker-Finch, a one-shot loser for the second time in two weeks.
"That's the sort of thing you think of Johnny Miller and Tom Watson doing back in the '70s."
Levi, who had gone five seasons without winning, added: "And the year's not done with yet."
With 54-hole leader Buddy Gardner faltering in mid-round, Levi needed only a closing 70 for his 12th career victory on a 278 total, 10 under Glen Abbey's par.
Baker-Finch shot 68 and tied at 279 with Jim Woodward (66), a 33-year-old rookie who had missed the cut in 18 of 24 starts.
LPGA: Patty Sheehan retained all but one shot of a 10-stroke third-round margin and won the Safeco Classic in Kent, Wash. With 70 -- 270, she has back-to-back wins. Her $45,000 purse put her 1990 tour take at $640,751 to leader Beth Daniel's $661,578.
Seniors: Don Massengale shot 6-under-par 65 for a 36-hole 134 total and made the rain-shortened Grand Rapids (Mich.) Open his first Senior PGA Tour title and a $45,000 payday. Dave Hill lost by knocking his last-hole tee shot out of bounds.
Europe: Jose-Maria Olazabal, the World Series of Golf champion, won the Lancome Trophy and $127,350, by one shot over Colin Montgomerie, with 5-under-par 65 for 269 in Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France.