Johnson overtakes Dufner to win Colonial
Zach Johnson won the Colonial for his first victory on the PGA Tour since also winning at Hogan’s Alley two years ago, pulling ahead Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas, when Jason Dufner finally faltered.
Johnson was assessed a two-stroke penalty for failing to replace his ball to its original position after marking it on the 18th hole. That left him with a 2-over-par 72 and a one-stroke victory.
Johnson moved his original ball mark out of the line of Dufner’s putt on the 18th green. But he forgot to move it back before his final 5-foot putt. Even with the penalty assessed before signing his scorecard, Johnson’s 12-under 268 total was enough to edge Dufner, who closed with a 74.
In what was essentially a match-play final round for the winner’s plaid jacket, Johnson took command at the 414-yard 15th hole. Dufner’s approach hit the left side of that green, then rolled into a ditch, leading to a triple bogey that put him four strokes back after Johnson’s par.
Also: Roger Chapman won the Senior PGA Championship at Benton Harbor, Mich., holding on for a two-stroke victory in the major tournament. He shot a fourth-round 1-over 72 and finished at 13-under 271.
John Cook (11 under) finished second and Hale Irwin (10 under) third. Kenny Perry had a tournament-record 62 at Harbor Shores to finish five shots behind in ninth place.
Luke Donald replaced Rory McIlroy at No. 1 in the rankings for the third time in 10 weeks, retaining his title in the BMW PGA Championship in Virginia Water, England.
Displaying his trademark consistency with his driver and putter, Donald won the biggest event on the European Tour by four strokes. The Englishman shot a 4-under 68 at Wentworth for his fourth straight round under 70, leaving him at 15-under 273.
U.S. women’s soccer roster set for Olympics
Sydney Leroux, who has seven goals in nine appearances with the U.S. national soccer team, was one of six newcomers on the 18-woman roster for the London Olympics.
Leroux is the only player on the squad who wasn’t on the U.S. team at last summer’s Women’s World Cup, where the Americans lost to Japan on penalties in the title game. She also is the youngest player on the team at 22.
Joining Leroux as first-time Olympians are Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, key members of that World Cup team, and Kelley O’Hara, Amy LePeilbet and Becky Sauerbrunn. Abby Wambach returns to the Olympic squad after missing the Beijing Games with a broken leg.
Captain Christie Rampone is the first U.S. player to be named to four Olympic teams.
On Sunday night in Chester, Pa., Morgan scored twice in the team’s 4-1 victory over China in its second-to-last home exhibition game before leaving for the Olympics. Wambach also scored.
Also: Australian Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole, becoming the sixth driver to win in the first six races of the season, a first for the Formula One series.
Germany’s Nico Rosberg was second and Spain’s Fernando Alonso third. Alonso leads the series with 76 points, with Sebastian Vettel and Webber second with 73.
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arrested early Sunday in his home state of Alabama on charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude police. He also was arrested April 3 in Alabama on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
Northwestern won its seventh NCAA women’s lacrosse title in eight years, beating Syracuse 8-6 in Stony Brook, N.Y. The Wildcats finished 21-2 and the Orange 19-4.