Mark Wilson had a two-stroke lead when the Phoenix Open was suspended Sunday because of darkness.
Wearing a yellow visor and green shirt in support of his beloved Green Bay Packers, the Wisconsin native broke a tie with Tommy Gainey with a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 12th. Gainey three-putted the hole for a bogey.
“I birdied some tough holes,” Wilson said.
Wilson and Gainey were facing 20-foot birdie putts on the par-5 13th when they decided it was too dark to finish the hole.
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Wilson was 18 under. Gainey was tied for second with Vijay Singh and Jason Dufner. Singh shot a 5-under 66, while Dufner had four holes to play.
The start Sunday was delayed a half-hour because of frost. About nine hours of playing time was lost to frost and frozen turf during the week, forcing today’s finish.
Wilson completed a 68 in the third round Sunday and was 2 under through 12 holes in the final round.
Gainey was 1 over in the final round after shooting a 68 in the third round to take a one-stroke lead over Wilson.
Thomas Bjorn of Denmark won the Qatar Masters, shooting a bogey-free 3-under 69 to beat Alvaro Quiros of Spain by four shots. Bjorn, the third-round leader, finished at 14-under 279 for his first win since the Estoril Open in Portugal last year. World No. 2 Martin Kaymer shot a 1-under 71 to tie for 28th. He needed to finish at least second to overtake Lee Westwood for the top ranking.
Taiwan’s Yani Tseng successfully defended her Women’s Australian Open title, shooting a final-round 2-under 71 in Melbourne to win by seven strokes. Tseng completed four rounds of the par-73 Commonwealth Golf Club course in 16-under 276.