Chris Kirk made three big putts and captured the biggest win of his career Monday in the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Massachusetts.
Kirk won for the second time this season. He went the last 37 holes at the TPC Boston without a bogey. He also played the final two rounds with Rory McIlroy and outplayed the No. 1 player in the world, closing with a 5-under 66 for a two-shot victory in a FedEx Cup playoff event.
"It's my biggest win ever," Kirk said.
Billy Horschel had a chance to at least force a playoff -- and possibly win -- when he stood in the fairway on the par-5 18th hole with a 6-iron in his hand. Horschel chunked the shot so badly that it barely reached the hazard, and he made bogey for a 69.
Horschel tied for second with 54-hole leader Russell Henley (70) and Geoff Ogilvy (65).
McIlroy, who started the final round two shots behind, closed with a 70 and tied for fifth with John Senden (66).
The top 70 in the FedEx Cup advance to the BMW Championship in Denver later this week.
An MRI exam revealed that Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty suffered two cracked bones in his back early in the 10th-ranked Bears' season-opening 45-0 win over SMU. Coach Art Briles said the reigning Big 12 offensive player of the year is day to day.
Pau Gasol had 26 points and nine rebounds for the host Spanish (3-0) in their 82-63 victory over Brazil in a battle of unbeatens at the Basketball World Cup in Granada. Leandro Barbosa, who has agreed to a contract with the Warriors, led Brazil with 11 points. The U.S. had the night off.
Shawn Payne hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the San Jose Giants tacked on eight more runs in the eighth to close their season with a 12-3 Class A victory over host High Desert. Ryan Lollis, Brian Ragira and Tyler Horan also homered for the Giants (73-67). Matt Lujan went seven innings for the win.