It wasn't that Mike Springer was lucky at the Greater Milwaukee Open. It's just that everyone else's bad luck was worse.
Springer shot a 4-under-par 67 Sunday, including a shot into the bleachers on No. 18, for a 268 total and a one-stroke victory over Loren Roberts at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course.The win makes Springer, Nick Price and Jose Maria Olazabal the only multiple winners on the PGA Tour this year.
Price, winner of the Honda Classic, Colonial Classic, Western Open, British Open and PGA, is from Zimbabwe. Olazabal, winner of the Masters and World Series, is from Spain.
That makes Springer, born in San Francisco and a resident of Fresno, Calif., the lone American to win more than one event.
Roberts had a final-round 68 and four players were another stroke back - third-round leader Bob Estes , Mark Calcavecchia , Tom Purtzer and Joey Sindelar . Marco Dawson and Dave Barr were at 271.
In Kenmore, Wash., Simon Hobday birdied the third playoff hole to beat Jim Albus and win the $550,000 GTE Northwest Classic.
Hobday made a 12-foot putt on the par-3 16th hole to earn the $82,500 first-place check. He and Albus finished 54 holes at the 6,440-yard Inglewood Country Club course tied at 7-under-par 209.
In Springfield, Ill., Laura Davies overpowered the par-5s to extend her lead to four strokes after the second round of the Rail Clasic.
Davies, the LPGA tour's money leader with $615,811, had a 6-under-par 66 for a 13-under 131 total.
Kim Shipman and Suzanne Strudwick were tied for second, four shots back.