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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kite, Haas Birdie Run Makes Chum of Field at Shark Shootout

COMBINED REPORTS


THOUSAND OAKS, California -- Finishing with a spectacular run of nine consecutive birdies, Tom Kite and Jay Haas won the Shark Shootout by two shots.


Kite and Haas teamed for their second straight 60, this time in a scramble format, to wind up the three-day tournament at 29-under-par 187.


Second-round leaders Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins had a closing 63 to finish tied for second with Hale Irwin and Lee Janzen at 27-under.


"Nine straight birdies on the back nine; that'll win most of them,'' Irwin said, marveling at the way Kite and Haas got on a roll.


Haas began the birdie barrage when he rolled in an 8-footer on No. 10. Kite sank putts of 25 and 30 feet on the next two holes, then one or the other of the two players hit close to the pin for relatively easy birdies the rest of the way.


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In Miyazaki, Japan, Masashi "Jumbo'' Ozaki won the 100th tournament of his career, coasting to a three-shot triumph over younger brother Naomichi "Joe'' Ozaki and veteran American Tom Watson at the Dunlop Phoenix.


Despite a closing 2-over-par 73, Ozaki was never really challenged in the final round and finished at 7-under 277.


In Sydney, New Zealand golfer Phillip Tataurangi came from eight shots behind overnight to win the Australian PGA championship by one stroke with an aggregate score of 279. ()