Nick Watney missed a chance for a 59 Sunday in his CIMB Classic victory in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, closing with a course-record 10-under 61 after bogeying the 18th.
Needing a birdie on the par-4 18th for a 59, the longtime Dixon resident drove into the left rough, failed to reach the green with his approach and left his long birdie pitch just short of the putting surface.
"I really wanted to finish strong but winning the tournament was more important than a 59 for me," Watney said.
Watney, who started the day four shots off the lead, made 11 birdies for a 22-under 262 total, one stroke ahead of defending champion Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus.
"The round sort of built momentum, and things just kept getting better and better," said Watney, who collected $1.3 million.
Tiger Woods birdied five of his first seven holes and shot a 63 to tie for fourth at 265.
Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters in Shanghai for his second European Tour victory of the year, holding off Rory McIlroy by one shot. Both closed with 5-under 67s.
David Frost won the Champions Tour's AT&T Championship in San Antonio, beating Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the second playoff hole after overcoming a six-stroke deficit. Both closed with 6-under 66s.
Suzann Pettersen (3-under 69) won the Taiwan Championship for her second straight LPGA Tour victory, rallying to beat Inbee Park (74) by three strokes in Yang Mei, Taiwan.
Serena Williams wins WTA title
Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-4, 6-3 to win the season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul for the third time.
Williams ended the season with a 59-4 record, seven titles and the No. 3 world ranking, behind No. 1 Victoria Azarenka and No. 2 Sharapova.
Juan Martin del Potro took Roger Federer's Swiss Indoors title in Basel, beating the hometown favorite 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3).
Federer, who had won the event five of the previous six years, later pulled out of his defense at the Paris Masters, which starts today, to rest for the ATP World Tour Finals in London the following week.
In Soelden, Austria, Ted Ligety won the season-opening men's World Cup giant slalom by the biggest margin since 1979. In difficult conditions caused by fog and snowfall, the American giant slalom world champion won by 2.75 seconds ahead of Manfred Moelgg of Italy.
The NBC Sports Network will televise the English Premier League under a three-year, $250 million contract that begins next season.
Matt Sheldon scored his first two goals of the season, including the winner in the 95th minute, as the UC Davis men's soccer team regained the Big West Conference North Division lead from Sacramento State by beating host UC Santa Barbara 2-1, UCD reported. He also scored with three seconds left in the half for the Aggies (8-5-4, 6-2).