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PGA Tour victory

Byrd's ace wins 3-way Vegas playoff

Las Vegas -- Jonathan Byrd sank a hole-in-one on the fourth hole of a three-way playoff Sunday to win the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Byrd's ace in the fading daylight on the par-three 17th allowed him to best last year's winner Martin Laird and Cameron Percy in stunning fashion at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

Byrd teed off first among the trio. His shot bounced hard and then rolled 10 feet directly into the cup. Due to the darkness, Byrd couldn't tell at first what had happened and so hardly reacted.

"I couldn't see it," Byrd told The Golf Channel. "I'm in shock. I think the people at the green were the only people who could see it. I hit it perfect. For it to go in, that's just luck."

Byrd takes second-round lead

Las Vegas -- Jonathan Byrd, three years removed from his most recent PGA Tour victory, moved one shot in front Friday after 36 holes of the Shriners Children Hospitals Open.

Byrd, who has three wins on the tour, shot an 8-under-par 63 at the TPC-Summerlin course for a two-day total of 129.

Ryuji Imada, whose best finish of the season came last week when he tied for
sixth at the Frys.com Open, was alone in second at 130 after posting a 62 -- the
low round of the tournament.

John Senden, one of the five players who shared the lead after the first round, was at 131 in a tie for third with Alex Prugh, Martin Laird, George McNeill and Nicholas Thompson.

Furyk wins Tour Championship, FedEX Cup

Atlanta -- Jim Furyk's even-par 70 Sunday was good enough to give him the Tour Championship and the $10 million 2010 FedEx Cup.

Furyk ended the tourney at 8-under-par 272, one stroke ahead of Luke Donald (70), gaining not only his third PGA Tour victory of the year but enough points to come out on top in the year-long FedEx Cup race.

Furyk's big moment at rainy Atlanta came when he sank a short par save on the 18th hole after blasting out of a green-side bunker, during which he pumped his fist in celebration.

He joined Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh as a FedEx Cup winner and burnished his credentials for Player of the Year with the victory.

Leader Cejka paired with Tiger Sunday

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. -- Alex Cejka, seeking his first PGA Tour victory, holds a five-stroke lead going into Sunday's final round of the Players Championship at Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Cejka posted an even-par 72 Saturday, but that was good enough to extend his lead over Tiger Woods and five others tied for second place after the third round of The Players Championship at the Stadium Course at the TPC at Sawgrass.

Cejka, who is at 11-under 205 after 54 holes, has four European Tour titles, and three of those came with at least a share of the three-round lead. He shared the third-round lead at the 2001 British Open before a final 73 left him in a tie for 13th.

His five-stroke margin is the largest third-round lead in Players Championship history.