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Woods cruises in BMW

By Associated Press

Tiger Woods has won the BMW Championship for his sixth victory of the year, assuring himself the No. 1 ranking going into the final tournament of the FedEx Cup.

One day after a record-breaking 62 at Cog Hill in Lemont, Ill., to build a seven-shot lead, Woods played efficiently and didn’t let anyone get closer than six shots Sunday. He closed with a 3-under 68 for an eight-shot victory over Jim Furyk and Marc Leishman.

Woods won for the fifth time at Cog Hill, and it was his 10th time on the PGA Tour winning by at least eight shots.

The outcome was never in doubt at the top of the leaderboard. Instead, there was a scramble behind Woods to finish in the top 30 to reach the Tour Championship.

LPGA

Jiyai Shin shot a 7-under 64, then beat Angela Stanford and Sun Young Yoo on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff to win the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship at Rogers, Ark.

Shin trailed by seven strokes at the beginning of the day but rallied to win her third LPGA Tour event of the year. She made a birdie on No. 15, the second playoff hole, right after Stanford missed a longer putt for birdie.

The three players finished at 9-under 204 for the 54-hole event at Pinnacle Country Club.

Shin posted her final-round score around 12:30 p.m., then had to wait a few hours for everyone else to finish. Yoo birdied No. 18 to tie for the lead, and Stanford qualified for the playoff with a dramatic 18th-hole eagle.

Walker Cup

The United States won its third straight Walker Cup, taking five singles matches and halving another for a 161/2-91/2 victory over Great Britain and Ireland at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa.

Americans Ricky Fowler and Peter Uihlein went 4-0 in their weekend matches, and teammate Cameron Tringale won in an 8-and-6 romp Sunday in the third-largest winning margin by a U.S. player in singles. Bud Cauley went 3-0-1.

The U.S. team’s margin of victory was the largest since its 18-6 win in 1997 at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, N.Y. The Americans lead the series 34-7-1.

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