Kyle Stanley rebounded from a devastating loss to win the Waste Management Phoenix Open at the TPC Scottsdale, overcoming an eight-stroke deficit Sunday in a comeback as unlikely as his collapse last week at Torrey Pines.
In tears seven days ago in San Diego after blowing a big lead -- dropping the final strokes with a triple-bogey 8 on the final hole -- and losing a playoff, Stanley took advantage of Spencer Levin's meltdown Sunday to win his first PGA Tour title.
"I'm not sure what I'm thinking right now," Stanley said. "I just needed to focus on playing golf. I needed to put last week behind me."
He cried again, this time tears of joy.
"I just want to thank my mom and dad. They've done a lot for me. I'm speechless," Stanley said in the scoring area moments after the victory.
Westlake resident Ben Crane had a 66 to finish a stroke back.
Levin, six strokes ahead entering the round and seven in front after one hole, shot a 75 to finish two strokes behind Stanley.
Colleyville resident John Rollins finished five strokes back.
Lawrie wins Qatar
Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie chipped in for an eagle and a birdie on his way to winning the wind-shortened Qatar Open in Doha shooting a 7-under 65 to hold off Fort Worth resident Jason Day and Peter Hanson.
Lawrie finished with a 15-under total of 201 to win his seventh European Tour event. Day (65) and Hanson (67) tied for second, four strokes back.
It was Lawrie's second victory in a year after a nine-year drought. Now in the top 45, he could contend for a spot in the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Dutch golfer Christel Boeljon birdied the final hole and closed with a 4-under 68 to win the Australian Ladies Masters by one stroke by overcoming a three-shot deficit in Gold Coast, Australia.