Former tennis participant Mardy Fish takes title at American Century Championship
STATELINE, Nev. – U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish gained the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off former Buffalo defensive sort out Kyle Williams a day after a record-setting spherical.
The 38-year-old former tennis participant jumped into Lake Tahoe in celebration.
“I’ve needed to play properly right here for a very long time,” stated Fish, a six-time winner on the ATP Tour. “It simply would not swimsuit my eye very properly, so I have not put all of it collectively. And fortunately I put all of it collectively yesterday as a result of it wasn’t right this moment and it wasn’t Friday.”
The celeb match was performed with out followers at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course due to the coronavirus pandemic. The $600,000 purse and extra cash can be donated to organizations supporting COVID-19 aid efforts, the Equal Justice Initiative and Lake Tahoe regional non-profits.
Fish birdied the par-5 16th and 18th holes for a 21-point day and 76-point whole – 9 higher than Williams – underneath the modified Stableford scoring system.
On Saturday, Fish birdied the ultimate 5 holes for a course-record 9-under 63 and event-record 37-point spherical. The left-hander gained after ending within the prime 5 5 instances in his earlier six begins.
Full-field scores from the American Century Championship
The almost 300-pound Williams was attempting to turn out to be the primary lineman to win the occasion. He had 15 factors within the last spherical.
“I am completely happy for Mardy,” Williams stated. “I do not like that he did it at my expense, however he was one of the best participant this week.”
Corridor of Fame pitcher John Smoltz was third with 58 factors after a 21-point spherical.
“Mardy performed fearless. He performed relentless,” Smoltz stated. “He did not change his concept and it ended up figuring out.”
Golden State star Stephen Curry was fourth. He closed with a 26-point day to complete with 56 factors.
Former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, the winner the final two years, withdrew after injuring a wrist late within the second spherical Saturday. He was tied for fourth after two rounds.