STATELINE, Nev. — U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship on Sunday, holding off former Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams per day following a record-setting round.
The 38-year old former tennis player jumped to Lake Tahoe in bash.
“I have wanted to perform well here for quite a while,” said , a six-time winner on the ATP Tour. “It just does not match my attention quite nicely, so I have not put it all together. And thankfully I set it together yesterday since it was not now and it was not Friday.”
The star tournament was played with enthusiasts at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 600,000 bag and extra money will be given to organizations behind COVID-19 relief efforts, the Equal Justice Initiative along with Lake Tahoe regional non-profits.
Fish birdied the par-5 16F and 18th holes to get a 21-stage and 76-stage total — nine greater than Williams — under the modified Stableford scoring system.
On Saturday, Fish birdied the last five holes to get a course-record 9-under 63 and event-record 37-stage around. The left-hander obtained after submitting five top-5 endings in his past six starts.
The almost 300-lb Williams was hoping to become the first lineman to win the function. He’d 15 points at the last round.
“I am pleased for Mardy,” Williams stated. “I really don’t like he did it in my own cost, but he was the best player .”
Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz was third with 58 points following a 21-stage around.
“Mardy played bold. He played persistent,” Smoltz said. “He did not alter his concept and it ended up working out”
Golden State celebrity Stephen Curry has been fourth. He shut with a 26-stage day to complete with 56 points.
Former Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, the winner the previous two decades, withdrew after hammering a wrist in the second round Saturday. He had been tied for fourth after two rounds.