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November 16, 2009

Michelle Wie won her first LPGA title, fulfilling the promise of a decade with a 3-under 69 Sunday for a two-stroke victory over Paula Creamer at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Wie finished off the victory in style, hitting a greenside bunker shot to 6 inches on the 18th hole and then tapping in for a birdie.

"I think hopefully life will be a lot better, but I still have a lot of work to do," Wie said. "Right now it feels fantastic. ... I went through some ups and downs."

The 20-year-old Wie finished at 13-under 275 after starting the day tied with Cristie Kerr at 10 under. Wie first qualified for a USGA event at age 10 and played an LPGA event at 12.

Stephen Ames, 45, won the Children's Miracle Network Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., edging George McNeill and Justin Leonard in a playoff to become the oldest champion in the tourney's history. Leonard rimmed out a 16-foot putt for the win in regulation.

Tiger Woods' 4-under 68 won the Australian Masters by two shots over Australia's Greg Chalmers, his seventh win this year. Woods now has a win on every continent where golf is played.

"I haven't played the Antarctica Four-Ball yet," he joked. "But to have won on every playable continent, it's something I've always wanted to do."

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