Another lefty won the Colonial yesterday, and it wasn't the Masters champion.
Steve Flesch, the only golfer with four straight rounds in the sixties, wasn't hurt by a late bogey and won by a stroke over Chad Campbell in Fort Worth.
A closing 3-under-par 67 came on Flesch's 37th birthday, and his winning total was 11-under 269.
It was just the second PGA Tour win for Flesch, and the victory came a week after he withdrew from the Byron Nelson Championship because his back was sore and he was mentally fatigued.
Flesch felt much better wearing the winner's plaid jacket at Hogan's Alley.
"I wouldn't change the way any of it worked out," Flesch said. "I was tired from playing so many events. Physically, I think I can play every week but mentally, I can't. That's the best decision I've made all year."
Flesch also got a $954,000 winner's check, the biggest in his seven PGA Tour seasons, and moved to ninth in the Ryder Cup standings.
Still, Flesch didn't make it easy on himself at the end.
After curling in a 16-foot birdie putt at the 188-yard 16th hole to get to 12 under, Flesch was sitting in the middle of the fairway at No. 17 with a two-stroke lead.
But he missed the green, and left his chip in the rough. Once Flesch got on the putting surface, he sank a five-footer to salvage bogey.
Campbell, who charged to a share of the lead with a course record-tying 61 Saturday, couldn't take advantage of Flesch's mistake. He rolled a 13-foot birdie putt at No. 16 three feet past, then bogeyed 17 after his approach landed in a greenside bunker.
Campbell got back within a stroke, making a five-foot birdie putt at the 433-yard 18th, and finished alone in second after a closing 68.
Masters champion Phil Mickelson, the left-hander who won at Colonial in 2000, had a closing 74. He finished 1 over, tied for 35th.
* LPGA: Sherri Steinhauer found a way to win again.
The 19-year LPGA Tour veteran shot a 2-under 69 to win the Sybase Classic in New Rochelle, N.Y., by two strokes. It was her sixth career victory and the first since 1999, when she won this tournament and the Women's British Open.
"Are we dreaming? Did this happen?" she asked afterward. "It's amazing."
Steinhauer made birdies on Nos. 10, 14 and 15 to go up three strokes over Grace Park, who took over the money lead from Annika Sorenstam. A bogey on 16 cut the lead to two, but Steinhauer had a great par save on 17 and parred 18 to finish with a 12-under 272 and get the win.
* CHAMPIONS TOUR: D.A. Weibring celebrated his return to the Midwest by shooting an even-par 71 in blustery, overcast conditions to win the Allianz Championship in West Des Moines, Iowa, by three strokes. The Quincy, Ill., native survived an early double bogey and challenges by Tom Watson and Tom Kite to win for the second time on the Champions Tour.
* EUROPE: South Africa's Trevor Immelman birdied the final hole and beat defending champion Padraig Harrington by a stroke to win the Deutsche Bank Open in St. Leon-Rot, Germany.