Sports Digest: Kim, 20, took advantage of Cantlay’s collapse on the final hole to earn a second win

GOLF

Tom Kim closed with a 5-under 67 and ended a week without a fight in Las Vegas with a victory at the Shriners Children’s Open when Patrick Cantlay bogeyed the final hole on Sunday.

Kim became the first player since Tiger Woods in 1996 to win twice on the PGA Tour before turning 21. The 20-year-old South Korean won the Wyndham Championship in August to earn a tour card and has been on the rise ever since.

But he needed help from Cantlay, who could climb to world No. 2 with a win at TPC Summerlin.

They traded birdies on the back nine and reached the par-4 18th hole tied for the lead when it all fell apart for Cantlay. He was the first to play and holed a 3-wood left of the fairway into a desert bush in a ravine.

Kim belted the driver into the fairway, and by the time he finally played his second shot to the green, Cantlay was laying four at the bottom of the lake.

Cantlay tried to get out of the brush to no avail. He missed a penalty. He then stepped out of the desert sand and into the lake. He finished with a 35-foot putt for triple bogey, moving into second place with Matthew Nesmith (66).

EUROPEAN TOUR: John Rahm became a three-time winner of the Spanish Open, equaling the feat of his hero, Seve Ballesteros, by shooting a 9-under 62 for a six-shot victory.

Rahm finished at 25 under, bettering his own tournament record from 2019 by three strokes.

CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR: Steve Stricker closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory in Jacksonville, Fla., at the Constellation Furyk & Friends – his fourth PGA Tour Champions title this year.

Stricker finished at 14-under 202, winning for the third time in his last four starts. Harrison Fraser closed with a 65 to finish alone in second place.

HOCKEY

NHL: The Tampa Bay Lightning have suspended defenseman Ian Cole pending an investigation into allegations made on social media that he sexually assaulted a female minor.

The Lightning said Sunday night that it is cooperating fully with the NHL’s investigation and is making the decision to suspend Cole until they gather more details.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daley told The Associated Press that the league had no prior knowledge of the allegations until they were posted on social media.

Cole’s agent did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

Among the allegations, posted anonymously on Twitter Friday from an account created last month, the person said Cole forced her to have sex repeatedly when she was a minor after he reached the NHL.

CAR RACE

FORMULA ONE: Red Bull driver Max Verstappen claimed his second title in a row by winning the Japanese Grand Prix in the rain at Suzuka.

Verstappen, 25, dominated all season and won the title with four races to spare.

TENNIS

ASTANA OPEN: Novak Djokovic needed just 75 minutes to win his 90th tournament title, beating third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 6-4 in Kazakhstan.

AGEL OPEN: Iga Svetek lost in the final for the first time in three years as Barbora Krejcikova claimed the title for the second straight week after winning a set to win the final 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

It was only the second loss in 12 career finals for Swiatek, the No. 1 player in the world.

JAPAN OPEN: Taylor Fritz defeated Frances Tiafoe 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2) in an all-American final.

FOOTBALL

MLS: Alex Monis scored the equalizer for the Chicago Fire in the second minute of second-half stoppage time in a season-ending 1-1 draw with the visiting New England Revolution.

Dylan Borrero scored for the Revolution (10-12-12), who missed the playoffs.

ENGLAND: Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 700th club goal of his career to earn Manchester United a 2-1 win against Everton.

It was his 144th goal for United in two spells at the club. He also scored 450 for Real Madrid, 101 for Juventus and five for Sporting.

• Bukayo Saka converted a penalty to give Arsenal a 3-2 win over Liverpool and keep the Gunners top of the Premier League.

ROAD RACING

CHICAGO MARATHON: Kenyan runners Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich won the Chicago Marathon, while Emily Sisson finished second and set a record for an American.

Kipruto finished in 2:04:24 – 25 seconds ahead of 2021 winner Seifu Tura Abdivak of Ethiopia. John Korir of Kenya was third in 2:05:0

Chepngetic was the top female for the second straight year, with the second-fastest time by a woman at 2:14:18. Sison was second in 2:18:29, breaking the US record of 2:19:12 set in January by Kiera D’Amato.


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