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Harrington wins with eagle putt

Associated Press

Padraig Harrington curled in a big-breaking 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole to beat Jim Furyk by a stroke Sunday in the Barclays Classic at sun-baked Westchester Country Club at Harrison, N.Y.

Harrington took advantage of Furyk’s late meltdown in the 90-degree heat for the Irish star’s second PGA Tour victory of the season, overcoming a three-stroke deficit with five holes to play to stun the 2003 U.S. Open champion.

Harrington closed with a 1-under 70 for a 10-under 274 total.

Harrington walked off with the $1,035,000 first-place check after Furyk let it slip away with consecutive bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17.

Champions Tour

Mark McNulty birdied the second extra hole to win a three-way playoff at Concord, Mass., in the Bank of America Championship – the record fourth consecutive Champions Tour event that went to a playoff.

Tom Purtzer slid an 8-foot putt by the lip of the hole to finish in a second-place tie with Don Pooley, who was knocked out with a bogey on the first playoff hole. The course was then cleared because of the threat of thunderstorms, but the rain never came and play resumed about an hour later with the two remaining golfers on the 17th tee.

McNulty put his tee shot on the 166-yard, par-3 17th hole about 15 feet from the hole and he sank the putt to earn his first win of the year.

European Tour

Jean-FranEcois Remesy won his second straight French Open title at Versailles, France, beating Jean Van de Velde in a playoff.

Remesy and Van de Velde each shot 2-under 69s in the final round.

Asian Tour

Australia’s Terry Pilkadaris won the inaugural Brunei Open by five strokes, closing with a 4-under-par 67 in the Asian Tour event at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.

PGA club pros

University of Illinois golf coach Mike Small shot a 69 to win the PGA Club Professional Championship by three strokes at Kiawah Island, S.C., and qualify for the PGA Championship.

Small finished at 1-over 289 to beat Travis Long, who shot a final-round 71. The top 25 finishers earned spots in golf’s fourth major.

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