Brandt Snedeker won the Canadian Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title of the year, closing with two-under 70 for a three-stroke victory at Oakville, Canada.
Snedeker, who held on to finish with a 16-under total of 272 at Glen Abbey, took the lead Saturday after second-round leader Hunter Mahan withdrew when his wife went into labor.
Mahan's wife, Kandi, gave birth to daughter Zoe Olivia Mahan, the couple's first child, early Sunday in Texas.
"Zoe will be getting a very nice baby gift from me," Snedeker said. "I can't thank Kandi enough for going into labor early. I don't know if I'd be sitting here if she hadn't. But that is a way more important thing than a golf tournament. I missed a golf tournament when my first was born, and it was the best decision I ever made. I'm sure Hunter would say the same thing."
Dustin Johnson, William McGirt, Matt Kuchar and Jason Bohn tied for second. Johnson had a triple-bogey seven on the par-four 17th en route to a 70.
Langer's woes set up Senior British Open playoff
Bernhard Langer and Mark Wiebe were tied after two playoff holes night in the storm-delayed Senior British Open when darkness suspended play at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. They will finish the playoff Monday morning.
Wiebe shot a four-under 66 to match Langer at nine-under 271. Langer had a 70. They each parred the par-four 18th twice in the playoff. Langer, the 2010 winner at Carnoustie, blew a two-stroke lead with a double bogey on the final hole of regulation after hitting into a greenside bunker. Minutes earlier, Wiebe's birdie putt at No. 18 came up short.
"I gave it away," Langer said. "I could bogey the last hole and win. I thought I hit a decent shot in the bunker, but it came out too low.
Then he added: "But I made two good pars in the playoff in the dark."
Karrie Webb prevails at Ladies European Masters
Karrie Webb rallied to win the Ladies European Masters at Denham, England, making two eagles in a seven-under 65 for a one-stroke victory. The 38-year-old Australian, preparing for the Women's British Open at St. Andrews, had a 16-under 200 total at Buckinghamshire.
Kevin Tway gets his first Web.com title
Kevin Tway won the Boise Open for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Spencer Levin with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff.
SWIMMING: U.S. women start well
Katie Ledecky won the 400-meter freestyle and Megan Romano turned in an impressive anchor leg to rally the U.S. women to a 400 freestyle relay victory at the world swimming and diving championships at Barcelona, Spain. In the men's 400 freestyle relay, the French made a dramatic comeback to beat a U.S. team that did not have Michael Phelps, who is out with a foot injury.
Sun Yang of China won the men's 400 freestyle, with Japan's Kosuke Hagino second and Connor Jaeger of the U.S. third.
In diving, China dominated with nine golds in 10 events. David Boudia of the U.S. took second behind China's Qiu Bo in the 10-meter platform to keep the Americans from a medal shutout. Qiu had 581 points to Boudia's 517.40.
TENNIS: John Isner wins at Atlanta
Top-seeded John Isner won the Atlanta Open, beating second-seeded Kevin Anderson of South Africa, 6-7 (3), 7-6 (2), 7-6 (2). All three sets were played on serve, but in the third set, the 6-foot-10 Isner scored off the 6-8 Anderson's first, third, fourth and fifth serves.
Third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia defeated top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the Bank of the West final at Stanford. . . . Maria Sharapova will sit out the Rogers Cup tournament at Toronto because of a hip injury. . . Fifth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain won the Croatia Open clay-court event at Umag, beating third-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy, 6-0, 6-3, for his 12th career title and second this year. . . . Sixth-seeded Mikhail Youzhny of Russia beat Robin Haase of the Netherlands, 6-3, 6-4, in the Swiss Open at Gstaad.
MOTOR RACING: Lewis Hamilton tops Hungarian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton won the Hungarian Grand Prix at Budapest from the pole position for his first victory of the season and a record-tying fourth triumph on the Hungaroring circuit. Kimi Raikkonen was second after holding off a strong late challenge from Sebastian Vettel, who was third ahead of Red Bull teammate Mark Webber.
HORSE RACING: Verrazano takes Haskell Invitational
Verrazano took command at the three-quarter mile mark and blew away the rest of the field to win the $1-million William Hill Haskell Invitational by a race-record 9 3/4 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Preakness winner Oxbow, sent off as the second choice at 5-2, led through the half-mile mark but faded to fourth. Verrazano paid $4.20, $3.20 and $2.10. Power Broker returned $4.80 and $3.60, and Micromanage paid $4 to show. In the earlier Monmouth Cup, heavy favorite Take Charge Indy broke stride in the backstretch after sustaining a left front condylar fracture that will require surgery.
SAILING: New Zealand moves to final of Louis Vuitton Cup
Emirates Team New Zealand easily beat Italy's Luna Rossa in their final meeting of the round robin in the America's Cup challenger trials on San Francisco Bay. As the points leader, New Zealand chose to advance straight to the Louis Vuitton Cup final rather than pick its opponent for the semifinals. That leaves Luna Rossa to race Artemis Racing of Sweden in the semifinals starting Aug. 6.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun