Berger retains St. Jude Classic with 66

Both of Berger's PGA Tour wins have come at TPC Southwind, where he finished 13 under en route to a three-shot victory a year ago.

Last year's champion carded a bogey-free round of 66, taking the lead at the 15th hole when he holed a 17-foot birdie putt. Among that group was amateur Braden Thornberry (65), Chez Reavie (69), Kevin Chappell (69) and third-round co-leader Rafa Cabrera Bello of Spain (71).

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - An unexpected pair of leaders emerged at the PGA Tour Champions event on Saturday, while favorite Bernhard Langer stumbled yet again at the Wakonda Club. I hit a lot of really good shots today and had a chance to shoot something really low.

Schwartzel, who finished third at the Masters, began his day on the back nine and had four birdies on his first eight holes.

Americans Chad Campbell and Luke List trail by one stroke, while South African Charl Schwartzel, who had a share of the halfway lead, regressed with a 74 to fall four strokes off the pace.

"I could have chipped it 100 times and not made it 100 times", Berger said.

"I have had a good record here before a couple of top fives I think and the firmer and faster it gets the better for me a bit like home in Australia and that's what I am looking for".

"I hit it phenomenally", he said, adding that by spooky coincidence his hotel room number had been the same as last week.

It was Berger's second PGA Tour triumph, both coming at St. Jude.

Jutanugarn shot a 3-under 69 in the final round and was tied with Thompson and Chun at 17-under 271 heading into the playoff.

Kim, 25, was tied for ninth to start the fourth round and picked up four birdies against one bogey for a strong finish. She three-putted from 35 feet on the 18th and missed a four-footer that could have given her the victory.

CAMBRIDGE, Ontario - Alena Sharp shot her second straight 66 Friday to move into a share of the lead at 12-under 132 after the second round of the Manulife LPGA Classic. Perrine Delacour (62) of France, American Lindy Duncan (65) amd South Korea's In Gee Chun (66) were one shot back.

  • Julie Sanders