Golf: Brendon Todd wins Byron Nelson Championship

Associated Press photo by Tony GutierrezBrendon Todd holds up the trophy after winning the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday.
Associated Press photo by Tony GutierrezBrendon Todd holds up the trophy after winning the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday.

IRVING, Texas — Brendon Todd won the Byron Nelson Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a bogey-free 4-under 66 for a two-stroke victory over Mike Weir.

It was the 77th career PGA Tour event for Todd. He earned $1,242,000, a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a spot next year in the Masters.

Todd finished at 14-under 266. He took the lead for good with birdies at Nos. 9 and 10, and went on to become the eighth first-time winner this season.

Weir, the 2003 Masters champion who won the last of his eight PGA Tour titles in 2007, finished with a 67. Charles Howell III and Marc Leishman tied for third at 10 under.

LPGA

SALAS CAPTURES KINGSMILL CHAMPIONSHIP: In Williamsburg, Va., Lizette Salas won the Kingsmill Championship for her first LPGA Tour title, finishing with even-par 71 for a four-stroke victory.

The 24-year-old former Southern California player was never really challenged in the final round on the River Course.

She started the day with a three-shot lead and doubled it with birdies on the par-5 third and par-3 fifth. A bogey 5 on No. 8 was her only hiccup — and only her third bogey in four rounds — until she three-putted the par-3 17th.

She finished at 13-under 271 and earned $195,000.

Champions

PERRY TAKES REGIONS TRADITION: In Birmingham, Ala., Kenny Perry won his third Champions Tour major in the past year with a one-stroke victory over Mark Calcavecchia in the Regions Tradition.

Perry closed with an even-par 72 at Shoal Creek to finish at 7-under 281, while other contenders had up-and-down days, and John Cook lost the lead with a double hit on No. 14.

Calcavecchia finished with a 70. Two-time winner Tom Lehman closed with a 67 to tie Jay Haas at 5 under. Haas closed with a 71. Cook’s closing 72 put him three strokes back.

PGA Europe

ANGEL JIMENEZ WINS SPANISH OPEN: In Girona, Spain, Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Spanish Open to extend his record as the oldest European Tour champion, winning with a par on the third hole of a playoff.

Jimenez won at 50 years, 133 days. He closed with a 1-over 73 to match Belgium’s Thomas Pieters and Australia’s Richard Green at 4-under 284. Green had a 72, and Pieters shot 75.