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Logano holds off Keselowski...Mitchell picks up first PGA win...O’Meara ends drought

March 4, 2019

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joey Logano held off teammate Brad Keselowski (kehs-LOW’-skee) to win Sunday’s NASCAR Cup race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It’s Logano’s 22nd career victory and first in 11 starts at Vegas, although he won an Xfinity Series race at the track in 2017. Keselowski drove up from 19th to take the lead with 27 laps left, but his hopes for back-to-back victories were dashed when Logano passed him while getting held up by lapped traffic.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Keith Mitchell sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win The Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour victory. Mitchell closed with a 3-under 67 to finish at 9-under 271 at PGA National, a stroke ahead of Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kah) and Rickie Fowler. Mitchell was tied for the lead after 36 holes, and was tied for second going into Sunday. He birdied four of his final seven holes for his first win as a pro, including stints on the Web.com and Latinoamerica tours.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mark O’Meara claimed his first PGA Tour Champions victory in more than eight years by finishing four shots ahead of four others in the Cologuard Classic in Tucson. O’Meara had a one-shot lead going into the final round and stretched it to four going to the back nine. At 62 years, 1 month and 17 days, he’s the fourth-oldest winner on the history of the 50-and-over tour.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) —The USGA says it will meet with Justin Thomas in the coming days, in response to his criticisms over some of the game’s newest rules changes. The world’s No. 3 player and the USGA engaged a bit over Twitter during the weekend, and then chatted offline as well. USGA senior managing director of championships John Bodenhamer says he has arranged a meeting with Thomas. This week’s Honda Classic provided a plethora of rules-related issues, some of them involving Thomas.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman will retire on May 1 and be replaced by former Tennessee AD John Currie. Wellman is the longest-tenured AD in Division I, leading Wake Forest’s athletic department since 1992. The school has won five national championships under his watch, including men’s tennis in 2018.