Golf Roundup

Brian Gay wins Humana Challenge

Brian Gay won the Humana Challenge Sunday at La Quinta, Calif., for his fourth PGA Tour title, beating Charles Howell III with a 5 1-2-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

Gay closed with a 9-under 63 on PGA West's Arnold Palmer Private Course to match Howell and Swedish rookie David Lingmerth at 25-under 263.

Howell shot a 64, and Lingmerth had a 62. Scott Stallings, five strokes ahead entering the round, bogeyed the final hole for a 70 to miss the playoff by a stroke.

Gay and Howell opened the playoff with birdies on the par-5 18th, and Lingmerth dropped out with a bogey after hitting his approach into the left-side water. Gay won on the par-4 10th, hitting a perfect drive and putting his 145-yard second shot in good position below the hole. Howell drove into the right rough, hit his second into the back bunker, blasted out to 15 feet and two-putted for bogey.

Donaldson overtakes Rose to win in Abu Dhabi

Jamie Donaldson won the Abu Dhabi Championship by one shot, with Justin Rose narrowly missing a birdie putt on the 18th that would have forced a playoff.

Rose's 8-foot putt rimmed out of the hole, giving the Welshman his second European Tour victory.

Trailing by two strokes before the final round, the 47th-ranked Donaldson opened with a birdie and had two more on Nos. 9 and 11. Rose, who had led all week, bogeyed the fifth and then lost the lead after a bogey on the 11th.

Rose also bogeyed the 16th after an errant drive before Donaldson missed a 5-foot putt on No. 18 that cut the lead to one.

Cook beats Frost in playoff on Champions Tour

John Cook caught David Frost on the final hole of regulation, then beat him with birdie on the second playoff hole to win the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Kaupulehu-Kona, Hawaii.

Cook closed with a 5-under-67 at Hualalai Golf Club to catch Frost at 17-under 199. Cook drained a 25-foot birdie putt on the 18th green.

Frost shot 69, not able to match Cook's birdie on the 54th hole of the Champions Tour season-opener.

Frost had held the lead alone since the 12th hole Saturday.

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