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Slocum takes Barclays crown

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 23, 2013 at 08:36 AM
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -

In a final hour of surprises, Heath Slocum delivered the biggest one Sunday at The Barclays.

One week after Slocum wondered if he would even make it to the PGA Tour Playoffs, he finished off a compelling afternoon at Liberty National by making a 20-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a one-shot victory against Tiger Woods and a cast of stars.

Woods was one shot behind when he fired a 6-iron from 189 yards into 7 feet on the final hole. But Woods missed the putt and shot 67.

U.S. AMATEUR: At Tulsa, Okla., 17-year-old Byeong Hun-An defeated Clemson senior Ben Martin 7 and 5 to become the youngest champion ever at the U.S. Amateur.

An, who was born in South Korea, is about a month and a half younger than Danny Lee was (18 years, 1 month) when he broke Tiger Woods' record last year to become the U.S. Amateur's youngest champion.

CHAMPIONS: Second-round co-leader Loren Roberts birdied the final two holes to win the Boeing Classic title and keep Mark O'Meara winless on the Champions Tour.

O'Meara led by a shot until an untimely bogey on the short, par-4 16th. He rebounded with a birdie on the 17th, but could only manage a par on the par-5 18th.

LPGA: Rookie M.J. Hur hit a 6-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole of the Safeway Classic to beat Suzann Pettersen for her first tour victory.

Hur shot a final-round 65, while Pettersen and veteran Michele Redman each finished with a 67 to finish at 13-under 203.

PGA EUROPEAN: Peter Hedblom of Sweden shot a 5-under 67 to win the Johnnie Walker Championship title.

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