Brian Bateman birdied No. 18 Sunday to break a four-way tie and win the Buick Open. "It's a life-changing week. Life-changing putt, but like I told someone outside, my wife and I are pretty simple people and I doubt this is going to change us much," he said.
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John Daly finished four strokes off the lead, at 11 under par.
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Kid Rock followed Daly during his final round.
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Jason Gore finished tied for second with Justin Leonard and Woody Austin. "It was a lot of fun to be back somewhere in contention again where your mouth gets all dry. That's the cool stuff. We work very hard to be that uncomfortable," he said.
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Scott Verplank shot 71 on the final day, finishing two strokes off the lead.
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Jim Furyk started the final round one stroke off the lead, but couldn't catch up. He finished at 13 under par.
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Woody Austin missed a birdie putt on 18 that would have given him the lead. "I think I'm starting to get back to where I was in my rookie year when I came out. I was a very consistent player," he said.
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"It was a fun day. I hit the ball pretty well, made a few putts. There were a couple I'd like to have back," Justin Leonard, who finished at 14 under par, said.
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After shooting 64 on Saturday, Jesper Parnevik was 11 under par after his final round, ending T16.
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