When Sunday began, Jeff Maggert and 16 other players were within two shots of each other. But with his family anxiously looking on, Maggert holds off his pursuers and wins the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club on Sunday. Colin Montgomerie finishes two strokes off the pace.
Billy Andrade, who shot a course-record 63 on Sunday, says he’d like to see the Champions Tour come to Del Paso Country Club every year. But what about another U.S. Senior Open?
Sacramento’s Kevin Sutherland finishes in a tie for seventh, but is buoyed by the support of his home crowd. “The big winners, I think, were Sacramento and the golf course,” Sutherland said. “So it’s been an amazing week.”
Four months after he suffered multiple injuries during a crash at Daytona International Speedway, which forced him to miss the first 11 races, Kyle Busch kept his hopes alive in making the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship by winning the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Madison Bumgarner rallied from a rocky inning and launched his eighth career home run in the Giants’ 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in San Francisco. Bumgarner also recorded his 1,000th strikeout. Colorado’s Nolan Arenado hit two home runs in the loss.
A sixth-inning error by Max Muncy led to three runs and helped the Kansas City Royals beat the A’s 5-3 Sunday in Oakland to complete a three-game sweep. Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie got his 1,000th strikeout and catcher Salvador Perez homered for his 500th hit.
Starter Chris Stratton throws eight shutout innings, but the River Cats still come up short in Las Vegas, losing 4-3 in 10 innings.
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