Ryan Moore of Puyallup posted the second victory of his PGA Tour career and earned $810,000.
LAS VEGAS — Ryan Moore of Puyallup finally pulled ahead of Brendon de Jonge of Zimbabwe on the 16th hole.
Moore won the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on Sunday for his second PGA Tour title, birdieing the par-5 16th hole to take the outright lead and finishing with two pars for a 5-under-par 66 and a one-stroke victory over de Jonge.
“The last couple of days were tough,” said Moore, a former UNLV standout. “I was shot for shot with Brendon, and he was playing some great golf.
“I was able to make a birdie down the stretch when it mattered to hold him off at the end.”
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Moore, 29, secured the victory by two-putting from 20 feet on the final hole.
Tied with de Jonge and Swede Jonas Blixt after the third round, Moore finished at 24-under 260 at TPC Summerlin and earned $810,000 in the Fall Series opener. Moore, who has made 188 PGA Tour starts, also won the 2009 Wyndham Championship.
It was a memorable day for rookie Richard H. Lee, a former Washington Huskies golfer.
Lee (65) tied for sixth place at 14 under and earned $156,375. In his previous 20 Tour starts, Lee’s best finish was a tie for 12th place and his biggest check was for $102,400.
Lee, 25, has three consecutive top-15 finishes in PGA Tour events.
Former Husky Troy Kelly (74) tied for 61st at 2 under.
De Jonge (67) is 0 for 146 on Tour.
“He was playing great and he was hitting the ball really well, and he was making putts,” Moore said. “I tried not to get too wrapped up into what he was doing, really, for the last two days.
“I just tried to keep my head and just keep hitting my golf shots, and playing the golf course how I wanted to play it and just give myself opportunities.”
De Jonge missed the fairway on the 560-yard 16th.
“Today, playing a little bit down breeze, all you’ve got to do is get one in the fairway,” de Jonge said. “It’s almost a midiron in there. So that was definitely a turning point, you know, the bad tee shot there.”
• Bernhard Langer rallied to win the SAS Championship, an event on the 50-and-older Champions Tour in Cary, N.C.
Langer shot a 9-under 63 for a 13-under 203 total and earned $315,000. The 55-year-old German has 16 Champions Tour victories.
Jay Don Blake (68) was second at 11 under after a bogey on the final hole.
• Branden Grace won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in St. Andrews, Scotland, for his fourth European Tour title of the year. The 24-year-old South African shot a 2-under 70 to finish at 22-under 266 and beat Thorbjorn Olesen (68) of Denmark by two shots.