KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Joint overnight leader Dustin Johnson shot a final-round 3-under 67 to win the Saudi International tournament by two strokes on Sunday.
The American’s overall total of 261 was enough to hold off Li Haotong of China who came into the final round with a share of the lead after a third round that included four eagles.
The Chinese golfer shot a 1-under 69 Sunday, finishing a shot ahead of England’s Tom Lewis whose spirited last-round challenge was good enough to secure third another stroke back after a 5-under 65.
The Saudi International is new to the European Tour and is being held amid scrutiny of Saudi Arabia’s human-rights record and condemnation following the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
President Trump, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus play golf Saturday
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump played golf Saturday in Florida with two of the game’s greatest champions, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Trump arrived at his private club in sunny Jupiter after he escaped the bitter cold and snow in Washington a day earlier. He later tweeted a photo of him standing next to them on a tee box and said it was a “great morning.”
The weekend trip is Trump’s first to his Florida home and properties since Thanksgiving. The president had limited his travel during the record 35-day partial federal shutdown that ended last week.
Both Nicklaus and Woods are among Trump’s regular golf partners. Nicklaus also designed the Jupiter club’s 18-hole course.
Nicklaus and Woods are defined by their major championships. Nicklaus holds the professional record with 18 while Woods has been stuck on 14 for the past 10 years.
Saturday’s pairing was believed to be the first time Nicklaus and Woods have played together since 2002 at a Monday night exhibition called “Battle at Bighorn” in California. Nicklaus and Woods were teammates in a match against Lee Trevino and Sergio Garcia.
The last time Nicklaus and Woods played together in an official event was the 2000 PGA Championship.