At this tournament, a big number on a Sunday was something to savor for Retief Goosen.
He overcame Brandt Jobe down the stretch and outlasted the rest of the field over 36 grueling holes to win the International in Castle Rock, Colo., and become the last of the Big Five to make it into the win column this season.
Goosen scored 15 points over the final two rounds to finish with 32, one better than Jobe, in the modified Stableford scoring system, which awards five points for eagles, two for birdies, none for pars and deducts one for bogeys.
Goosen earned $900,000 for the win and got the perfect boost into next week's PGA Championship. "I'm feeling great, but I'm tired," Goosen said. "We started limping on the back nine and the last couple holes, I just told myself to make some good swings."
Jeff Brehaut opened the final round with four straight birdies to get in contention and finished third with 29 points. Big-hitting Hank Kuehne was fourth and Charles Howell III finished fifth.
* WOMEN: Annika Sorenstam made a birdie putt of about 27 feet on the last hole to win the Scandinavian TPC in Loddekopinge, Sweden, by one stroke over Natalie Gulbis. . . .
Morgan Pressel didn't have to worry about losing another tournament on an improbable shot.
The 17-year-old Pressel won the U.S. Women's Amateur in a rout in Roswell, Ga., beating college player Maru Martinez, 9 and 8. . . .
Kathy Whitworth, 65, whose 88 victories on the LPGA Tour are the most of any American professional golfer, retired from competitive golf yesterday after playing in a Women's Senior Golf Tour event.
* CHAMPIONS TOUR: Tom Purtzer finally closed the deal at the 3M Championship in Blaine, Minn., holing a seven-foot par putt on No. 18 for a one-stroke victory in the tournament he twice led into the final round. He finished at 15 under.
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