Simpson leads in Forth Worth as Australian hopes fade

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Kevin Kisner discarded his bridesmaid tag when he sank a clutch, five-foot putt for par to seal a one-stroke victory at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday.

Spieth, playing two groups ahead of Kisner and with his hometown crowd pushing him on could only manage pars on his final three holes to finish at 9-under par, signing for a bogey free final round 65 to earn his first cheque in three weeks having missed his previous two cuts.

The 33-year-old claims his second PGA TOUR title in his 148th career event, joining his 6-shot win at the 2016 RSM Classic 39 starts ago where he was the 54-hole leader. It marked the third consecutive year for Spieth, a Dallas resident and the defending champion, to finish as a runner-up or better at Colonial.

Part of a four-way tie for the 36-hole lead, Simpson went ahead alone to stay after consecutive birdies to start his back nine. His 7-under final round pushed Stricker to 6-under par total.

NOTES: Brian Stuard had the shot of the round when he aced the par-3, 189-yard 16th (his seventh hole of the day) with a 5-iron, the only hole-in-one of the week. He made a almost 25-foot birdie putt that had just enough speed to fall into the cup at No. 18, while Lee was playing in the group behind him.

The Senior PGA was the only major that had eluded the 59-year-old German during his dominant run on the 50-and-over circuit.

It set the clubhouse target of 11-under 277, and Noren had to wait more than two hours to see if the lead would hold up in the European Tour's signature event.

He birdied No. 5 and then came close again with his birdie try from 12 feet on 9.

Langer was 11 under through 13 holes in the second round when play was stopped Friday, one shot ahead of Vijay Singh, who shot 68 amid wind measured at more than 30 miles per hour. He's seeking his ninth senior major, which would break Jack Nicklaus' record.

It is only the second time in 12 years at Colonial for the 54-hole leader to have more than a one-stroke advantage.

The American finished at 10-under-par and clinched victory with a gutsy par save at the last after a wayward tee shot and an approach that finished off the back of the green.

No one got within a shot. Francesco Molinari was second after a 68, with Stenson (68), Tanihara (68) and Nicolas Colsaerts (65) another shot back.

2017 Masters Tournament champion Sergio Garcia of Spain fired a 71 in the final round and finished tied for 12th place. Singh closed with a 70. He birdied four holes in a six-hole stretch starting with the 10th, and drilled a 10-foot putt to take a solo lead at the 12th.

It was her first victory of the season and seventh of her career - and her first in the US since the CME Group Titleholders in 2013.

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