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Kuchar captures Barclays in playoff

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 03:12 PM
PARAMUS, N.J. -

Matt Kuchar's fortunes took quite a turn Sunday, and so did his golf ball.

Kuchar beat Martin Laird in a playoff at The Barclays with a shot out of the rough that rolled toward the back of the 18th green, then caught enough of the slope to turn back toward the hole and stop 30 inches away for a birdie.

Kuchar closed with a 5-under 66, and it didn't look as though it would be enough. Laird had a one-shot lead and needed two putts from just inside 25 feet for the victory, when he ran his putt 7 feet past the hole. He missed the par putt, setting up the playoff.

Tiger Woods closed with a 4-under 67 to easily make the top 100 who advance to the second round next week at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Woods tied for 12th.

LPGA: Michelle Wie won the CN Canadian Women's Open for her second career victory on the LPGA Tour.

Wie shot a 2-under 70 to move to 12 under for the tournament at the St. Charles Country Club.

CHAMPIONS: Bernhard Langer closed with a final-round 69 and pulled away from Nick Price down the stretch to win the Boeing Classic.

U.S. AMATEUR: Peter Uihlein, the top-ranked amateur player in the world, defeated David Chung 4 and 2 to win the 110th championship.

RYDER CUP: Edoardo Molinari, Padraig Harrington and Luke Donald were named to the European team.

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