Bae captures crown

Bae Sang-Moon won the second PGA Tour title of his career when he won the Open by two shots on Sunday.

The South Korean took a four-stroke lead into the final round of the tournament and carded a 73 on Sunday to finish two shots in front of Australian Steven Bowditch, who notched a 67 on the day to charge up the leaderboard.

“I tried to really enjoy my game, but I made a lot of bogeys,” he admitted before adding that “it was a really good experience.”

“I think I was a little nervous.

“This course wasn’t easy, honestly. I know how well I did. I’m very, very happy.”

A group of players finished in a tie for third place on 12-under. They are Scotland’s Martin Laird (71), Matsuyama (70), South African Retief Goosen (70) and Americans Bryce Molder (68) and Hunter Mahan (70).

The tournament at Silverado Country Club’s North Course – the first of the 2014-15 season on the PGA Tour – also saw the return to action of Jarrod Lyle after he twice underwent treatment for Leukemia.

After making it through qualifying last week, the Australian player made the cut and finished in a tie for 31st, an achievement he called a “huge success.”

“It’s something to build on for the rest of the year,” Lyle said after the tournament.