Jimmy Walker finally won on the PGA Tour in his eighth year and 188th tournament, and with a little help from Brooks Koepka.
Tied for the lead with four holes to play Sunday, Walker rolled in a six-foot birdie putt on the 15th hole to take the lead for good in the Frys.com Open at San Martin, Calif. Three closing pars for a five-under-par 66 turned out to be more than enough for the 34-year-old Texan to take home a trophy and plenty of perks.
Walker is going to the Masters for the first time, and he also cracked the top 50 for the first time in his career.
"I think it will sink in after a while," Walker said. "Relief right now. It feels really good. I'm pretty excited."
It was a sinking feeling for Koepka, whose journey around the world in a remarkable year nearly ended with a PGA Tour card.
Lexi Thompson won the LPGA Malaysia by four strokes, giving the 18-year-old American her first victory of the season and second on the LPGA Tour.
Thompson finished at 19-under 265 at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. She also won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic 2011 in Alabama.
Chinese star Shanshan Feng, the Reignwood LPGA Classic winner last week in China, was second after a 67. Second-ranked Suzann Pettersen (70) and Ilhee Lee (73) tied for third at 12 under.
Russ Cochran holed a five-foot putt on the final hole for his fourth consecutive birdie and a one-stroke victory over David Frost in the SAS Championship at Cary, N.C.
The 54-year-old Cochran, also the 2010 winner at Prestonwood Country Club, closed with a five-under 67 to finish at 17-under 199. The left-hander won the Principal Charity Classic in June in Iowa. He has five Champions Tour victories after winning once on the PGA Tour.
Frost finished with a 66. He missed a short birdie putt on No. 17 and also settled for par on 18.
Kirk Triplett was third at 14 under after a 68.
England's David Lynn won the Portugal Masters for his second European Tour title, shooting an eight-under 63 to overcome a six-stroke deficit at Vilamoura.
The 39-year-old Lynn finished at 18-under 266.
England's Paul Waring, the third-round leader, had a 71 to finish a stroke back along with South Africa's Stephen Gallacher (66) and Austria Bernd Wiesberger (67).