SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Martin Kaymer won a three-hole playoff against Bubba Watson yesterday to capture the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Kaymer clinched the title with a bogey on the third playoff hole after his final-round 70 left him 11-under for the tournament. Dustin Johnson was in line to earn a spot in the playoff until he was assessed a two-stroke penalty on the final hole for grounding his club into a bunker he didn’t realize existed.
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson have earned automatic berths on the U.S. Ryder Cup team with their strong showing at the PGA Championship. Watson went from 18th to third in the standings by finishing second at Whistling Straits. Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan (MAY’-han), Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Jeff Overton and Matt Kuchar (KU’-chur) claimed the other automatic spots on the team.
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) Kevin Harvick clinched a spot in NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship while winning the Carmax 400 at Michigan International Speedway yesterday. Harvick earned his third victory of the season when his crew decided he should stay out on the track during a late-race caution. Denny Hamlin finished second, followed by Carl Edwards, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth.
NEW YORK (AP) Jeff Green and JaVale McGee have been cut from the U.S. basketball team getting ready for the world championships. The Americans must cut one more player before the start of the championships in Turkey Aug. 28. Rudy Gay scored 19 points and Chauncey Billups added 17 as the U.S. beat France 86-55 yesterday in its only home exhibition before the world championships.
WASHINGTON (AP) Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg had some pointed words for fellow No. 1 draft pick Bryce Harper, who has until midnight tonight to sign with the Nationals. Strasburg says, “If he doesn’t want to play here, then we don’t want him here.” If Harper fails to sign by the deadline, the Nationals lose his rights and he will be available in the 2011 draft.
Here are the latest scores from Sunday’s sports events:
Final Cleveland 9 Seattle 1
Final Tampa Bay 3 Baltimore 2
Final Detroit 13 Chi White Sox 8
Final Kansas City 1 N-Y Yankees 0
Final Minnesota 4 Oakland 2
Final Texas 7 Boston 3
Final Toronto 4 L.A. Angels 1
Final Cincinnati 2 Florida 0
Final Washington 5 Arizona 3
Final Atlanta 13 L.A. Dodgers 1
Final Houston 8 Pittsburgh 2
Final Chi Cubs 9 St. Louis 7
Final Colorado 6 Milwaukee 5
Final San Diego 8 San Francisco 2
Final Philadelphia 3 N-Y Mets 1
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON
Final San Francisco 37 Indianapolis 17
Final Cincinnati 33 Denver 24
Final Washington 80 Seattle 71
Final Indiana 79 Connecticut 66
Final Minnesota 84 San Antonio 78
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