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Monday, 3 February, 2003, 00:00 GMT
Weir bags Bob Hope win
A fired-up Mike Weir after his win
Weir flourished on the final holes
Monday's round-up

Bob Hope Classic

Canada's Mike Weir birdied the final three holes in California to win after 90 holes of the Bob Hope Classic.

The 32-year-old had gone into the final round of the $4.5m event four strokes off the pace and was still behind Jay Haas and Tim Herron going on to the par-four 16th.

But at the 16th, Herron dramatically slumped out of contention with a quadruple bogey, while Haas and Weir both made birdies.

At the next hole the Canadian sunk a 20-foot putt for another birdie, moving him level with Haas on 28 under.

R4 LEADERBOARD (US unless stated)
-30 Mike Weir (Can)
-28 Jay Haas
-26 Chris DiMarco, Tim Herron
-24 David Gossett
-23 Phil Mickelson, Pat Perez

But the 49-year-old Haas' round fell apart in the blustery conditions on the final hole when his second shot found the water.

While Haas floundered, Weir completed a hat-trick of birdies for a round of 67 and a winner's cheque of $810,000.

It was the second year running Haas had held the lead only to lose in the late stages of the tournament. In the end he had to settle for second place.

Afterwards Weir said he was delighted to have come to terms with the unsettling weather.

He said: "I don't think I could have asked to play any better under these conditions.

"When it's blowing that hard, you have to just really concentrate on hitting the ball solid. I seemed to hit it right in the middle of the club face every shot today."

Herron had started the day four clear of Weir but had to make do with a share of third place with Chris DiMarco after a disappointing 75.

Defending champion Phil Mickelson was sixth overall on 23 under.


Mastercard Championship

Dana Quigley birdied two of the last three holes on Sunday to claim a two-stroke victory over Larry Nelson in the season-opener on the US Seniors Tour.

Quigley finished on an 18-under-par 198 at Hualalai Golf Club to capture his eighth career victory.

R4 LEADERBOARD (US unless stated)
-18 Dana Quigley
-16 Larry Nelson
-15 Fuzzy Zoeller
-13 Tom Watson, Stewart Ginn

Nelson had a chance to force a play-off with a birdie on the final hole but pulled a sand wedge into a green-side bunker on his way to dropping a shot.

He went round in 69 while Fuzzy Zoeller was another stroke back after closing with a 70.

Tom Watson closed with a 67 to tie for fourth with Stewart Ginn (69) at 203.

Defending champion Tom Kite shot 70 to tie for 11th on 206 with four others, including Jack Nicklaus, the course designer.

Nicklaus shot a 66, his lowest round since 1996.

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