United States' golfer Lanny Wadkins won the first Nissan World Championship on October 28, shooting a final round 63 to eclipse his compatriot Tom Watson and Severiano Ballasteros of Spain.
1. GV & SVs Lanny Wadkins of the USA tees off watched by crowd. (3 SHOTS) 0.13
2. GV Tom Watson of the USA putts. 0.21
3. SV & GV Crowd watches as Lanny Wadkins holds short putt. (2 SHOTS) 0.32
4. GV Wadkins, Watson walk up fairway with caddies. 0.35
5. GVs Wadkins putts at 18th hole, misses but puts from short distance to win championship and shakes hands with Watson, crowd applauds. (3 SHOTS) 0.52
6. SV & GV Crowd applauds as Wadkins receives winner's jacket. (2 SHOTS) 1.00
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Background: KURIMOTO, JAPAN
United States' golfer Lanny Wadkins won the first Nissan World Championship on October 28, shooting a final round 63 to eclipse his compatriot Tom Watson and Severiano Ballasteros of Spain. Winning by four strokes, Wadkins scored seven birdies over the par-70 Oak Hills course at Kurimoto. His 14-under-par four-day total won him an 81, 633 US dollars (70,000 pounds) first prize, and a luxury sports car from Nissan, who co-sponsored the tournament. Ballasteros had a one-stroke lead at the start of the final round, but he shot a 3-over-par 73 to finish in sixth place. Wadkin's nearest rivals, Nick Price of South Africa and Chen Tze-Min of Taiwan shot rounds of 67 and 68 each to share second place with 270. Watson, who had looked a threat, dropped behind with an uncharacteristically erratic performance. He shot six birdies and also dropped six strokes to par in 70 and share fourth place with Australian David Graham on 273.
Source: REUTERS - KIMIAKI TANAKA