Adam Longmade a 14-foot birdie on the final hole on Sunday to win the Desert Classic for his first PGA Tour title.
Making his sixth career start on the tour, Long closed with a 7-under 65 on the Stadium Course at PGA West in LaQuinta, Calif., to beat playing partners Phil Mickelson and Adam Hadwin by a stroke.
‘‘I got a pretty good read off Phil’s putt,’’ Long said. ‘‘It was one of those putts that you just stand over, you just know you’re going to make. And you can’t control that, but when you have that feeling it’s a good one. I’m in pretty disbelief right now. I don’t really know what happened.’’
Long set up with the winning putt with a 6-iron shot from 175 yards with the ball below his feet in dormant grass on a mound to the right of the fairway. The 31-year-old former Duke player earned his PGA Tour card with a 13th-place finish last year on the Web.com Tour’s regular-season money list.
LPGA — Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea left the mistakes to everyone else in the LPGA Tour season opener.
Ji managed a strong wind and temperatures in the 50s by making three birdies on the back nine to pull away and close with a 1-under 70, giving her a two-shot victory in the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Singapore Open — Jazz Janewattananond shot a final-round 65 to win the Singapore Open and qualify for this year’s British Open.
The Thai player carded seven birdies over the Serapong Course at Sentosa Golf Club to finish at 18-under 266, two strokes ahead of Yoshinori Fujimoto (68) and Paul Casey (65), who had already secured his place at Royal Portrush.
Fujimoto also qualified and will make his second appearance in golf’s original championship following his debut at Royal Lytham & St Annes in 2012.
Defending champion Sergio Garcia shot a 68 to finish tied for seventh with Gunn Charoenkui.