Ian Poulter lost command of the Honda Classic with two swings on consecutive tee shots in a wild final hour Sunday. He still had a share of the lead with Paul Casey heading into a sprint to the finish at soggy PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Poulter was practically flawless in the rain-delayed third round Sunday morning for a 4-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead over Patrick Reed (70) and Padraig Harrington (71). It's the first time Poulter has had a 54-hole lead on the PGA Tour.
The third round was washed out Saturday because of nearly 5 inches of rain. After the third round ended Sunday, the players went right back out to play as many holes of the final round as the sun would allow.
Poulter kept his distance until a shank on the par-3 fifth hole that led to a double bogey. He bogeyed the next hole after driving into water. Meantime, Casey was polishing off a 31 on the front nine to join him at 7 under par.
The final round was suspended by darkness with Poulter on the eighth tee and Casey in the left rough on No. 10.
Amy Yang wins LPGA event
South Korea's Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand in Chonburi for her second LPGA Tour title, finishing with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory. American Stacy Lewis, the third-round leader, finished with a 72 and tied for second.
Vonn flops but stays in spotlight
Lindsey Vonn didn't finish the women's Alpine combined World Cup race in Bansko, Bulgaria, but she had the crowd's attention anyway.
Vonn skipped the second leg and complained about the fog. "I didn't want to risk anything," she said. "I've had too many injuries."
She remained popular with the crowd. Bulgarian spectators waved U.S. flags and a large banner reading "Lindsey Vonn - Fan Club Bansko."
Anna Fenninger of Austria won. Overall leader Tina Maze finished second and now leads Fenninger by 64 points in the standings.
Shoulder troubles Holland
Lefthander Derek Holland was scratched from the Texas Rangers' intrasquad game because of a sore shoulder. He pitched only 37 innings last season because of a knee injury but said there's no concern now.
"This is precautionary," Holland said. "Don't freak out. … It's a little tender there, nothing big."
Blue Jays add Viciedo
The Toronto Blue Jays boosted their outfield depth, signing Dayan Viciedo to a minor league contract. Viciedo hit 21 home runs for the Chicago White Sox last season while batting .231 with 58 RBI, but he struck out 122 times.
Nadal ends victory drought
Rafael Nadal won his first title in nearly nine months Sunday, defeating Juan Monaco 6-4, 6-1 at the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires.
Nadal hadn't reached a final since winning the French Open last year.
AROUND THE HORN
Cross-country skiing: Petter Northug won his fourth gold medal of the Nordic skiing world championships in Falun, Sweden, sprinting to win a four-way race to the finish in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race. Northug finished in 2 hours, 26 minutes, 2.1 seconds. It is Northug's 13th world championship.
Aerials skiing: Kiley McKinnon and Mac Bohonnon gave the United States its first World Cup title double in aerials skiing in Minsk, Belarus. McKinnon became the first U.S. woman to win the World Cup since 1998, and Bohonnon is the first American men's winner since 2005.
Obituary: Gordie Gillespie, one of the most successful coaches in college baseball history, has died in Joliet, Ill. He was 88. Gillespie won 1,893 games coaching for Lewis, Ripon and St. Francis of Illinois. Gillespie also coached football and basketball and had a total of 2,402 victories.