Fleetwood rallies to capture Nedbank Challenge

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SUN CITY, South Africa (AP) - Tommy Fleetwood made three eagles and came from six shots behind to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in a playoff on Sunday.

Fleetwood beat Marcus Kinhult on the first extra hole at Sun City for a fifth European Tour victory and his first at the Nedbank. The Englishman made par and Sweden's Kinhult a bogey in the playoff on No. 18.

Fleetwood surged into contention with a 7-under 65 to take the clubhouse lead at Gary Player Country Club having started the final round six shots off the lead. Kinhult also finished 12 under overall with a closing 68.

Kinhult missed the fairway off the tee in the playoff and had to play out of the rough sideways on the way to a bogey five. Fleetwood scrambled for a par to claim $2.5 million, the biggest winner's prize in European Tour history. He moved second behind Bernd Wiesberger in the Race to Dubai standings with one tournament left in the season, next week's World Tour Championship in Dubai.

The 28-year-old Fleetwood won the Race to Dubai in 2017 and has a chance of being crowned Europe's No. 1 for the second time in three seasons.

Wiesberger finished with a 2-under 70 to tie for third with Jason Scrivener and Thomas Detry. They were four shots behind Fleetwood and Kinhult.

Defending champion Lee Westwood (71) and home favorite Louis Oosthuizen (75), the first-round leader, were 7 under and tied for sixth.

Fleetwood's victory was his first for nearly two years.

"I was struggling with levels of expectation because I wasn't playing how I thought that I should or achieving the things that I wanted to," he said. "There's only a certain few, come the end of every year, that have a chance of winning the Race to Dubai and three years in I've been lucky to be one of those guys every time. I'll give it my all."


CLEVELAND (AP) - Myles Garrett will soon learn when he can play again.

The Cleveland Browns star defensive end, who was suspended indefinitely after the NFL ruled he used a helmet "as a weapon" to strike Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head, will have his appeal heard by the league early this week, a person familiar with the timeline told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Garrett was suspended for at least the final six regular-season games - and the playoffs, if Cleveland qualifies - for his violent outburst in the closing seconds of the Brown's 21-7 victory over the Steelers on Thursday night.


NEW YORK (AP) - Georgia edged past Alabama to No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll after the Bulldogs had a quality road victory and the Crimson Tide lost star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for the season.

LSU remained No. 1 in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, receiving 54 first-places votes. No. 2 Ohio State (five first-place votes) and No. 3 Clemson (three first-place votes) maintained their spots. Georgia moved up one place after winning 21-14 at Auburn.

The Crimson Tide beat Mississippi State 38-7 on Saturday, but Tagovailoa dislocated his right hip while being tackled late in the second quarter and is done for the year. Alabama fell a spot to fifth.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is scheduled to have hip surgery in Houston.

Team surgeon Dr. Lyle Cain said in a statement that Tagovailoa will have surgery on his dislocated right hip Monday. An Alabama spokesman declined to disclose where he was having the surgery citing privacy reasons.

Cain says the medical team "consulted with multiple orthopedic experts across the country, who specialize in hip injuries and surgeries." He reiterated that they expect Tagovailoa to make a full recovery.

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