- The Washington Times - Monday, June 2, 2008

DUBLIN, Ohio | Kenny Perry closed with a 3-under 69 on yesterday to win the Memorial, joining Tiger Woods as the only three-time winner of the tournament Jack Nicklaus built.

More importantly for Perry, the victory was a big step toward joining Woods at the Ryder Cup in his home state of Kentucky.

Perry played mistake-free along the back nine until he had a big cushion, and he coasted to a two-shot victory over Jerry Kelly, Justin Rose, Mike Weir and Mathew Goggin, who started the final round ahead by three and stumbled to a 74.

Perry, 47, became the oldest winner of the Memorial.

Lee takes advantage

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. | Sophie Gustafson’s stunning collapse and Karrie Webb’s short playoff miss opened the way for Seon Hwa Lee to come from nine shots back and win the Ginn Tribute.

South Korea’s Lee two-putted from about 45 feet for par on the lone playoff hole, the 18th, then watched LPGA Hall of Famer Webb miss a 3-footer that would have extended things at RiverTowne Country Club.

USA captures Cup

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland | The Americans won the Curtis Cup for the sixth straight time with the perfect ending - the clinching point was won by Stacy Lewis and the final point came from Alison Walshe.

Lewis, the former NCAA champion from Arkansas, became the first player in the 76-year history of the matches to go 5-0. Her final victory came against Elizabeth Bennett 3 and 2 and turned out to be the point the Americans needed to beat Great Britain & Ireland.

Haas rallies for victory

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa | Jay Haas shot a 6-under 65 to repeat as champion of the Principal Charity Classic and move into first place on the Champions Tour money list.

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