David Toms, rebounding from a disastrous double bogey on the 16th hole, birdied the last two holes yesterday to win the International in Castle Rock, Colo.
Toms led after every round in posting his second career victory on the PGA Tour, but he had to hold off David Duval and Stephen Ames over the final holes.
Ames had the lead at the turn, but in a wild finish the lead shifted to Toms, then to Duval and finally back to Toms.
Toms, 32, finished with 47 points under the modified Stableford scoring system used in the event--three more than Duval. Ames wound up at 43, Chris Perry had 37, and Ernie Els and Billy Mayfair each had 35.
A much anticipated charge from Sergio Garcia never materialized. Garcia, playing with a pulled muscle, had four bogeys before finally making a birdie on 18, and finished with 30 points.
Toms stood at 46, Ames at 44 and Duval at 42 before calamity struck Toms and Ames at the 209-yard, par-3 16th. Both double-bogeyed to drop three points.
Toms missed the green, hit a poor pitch shot and a poor chip and failed to make a 20-foot putt. Ames had a sidehill lie in a greenside bunker, blasted to the safe part of the green but then three-putted from 35 feet.
Moments later, Duval birdied the 492-yard, par-5 17th, two-putting from 25 feet to take the lead with 44 points, while Toms had 43 and Ames 41.
But Toms and Ames, playing in the same pairing, both birdied No. 17, worth two points each.
Punctuating his victory, Toms made an 18-foot birdie putt on 18.
SENIOR PGA: Tom McGinnis, who had not won a PGA Tour or Senior PGA Tour event, made a four-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Hale Irwin and win the BankBoston Classic in Concord, Mass.
McGinnis birdied the final hole of regulation of the senior tournament to tie Irwin, a five-time winner this year and two-time defending champion of the tournament.
The birdie on 18 gave McGinnis a 5-under-par 67 on the 6,773-yard Nashawtuc Country Club course and an 11-under 205 total.
LPGA: Rosie Jones parred the fourth playoff hole to beat Becky Iverson and Jan Stephenson and win the $650,000 Firstar LPGA Classic in Beavercreek, Ohio.
The three were tied at 9-under-par 207 after three rounds at the 6,302-yard Country Club on the North course in suburban Dayton. Jones and Stephenson both had final-round 68s, while Iverson closed with a 67.
It was Jones's first victory of the year and 10th of her career.