Former tennis player Mardy Fish wins celebrity golf title

Champions LPGA Golf
Posted at 10:11 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 01:24:24-04

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Davis Cup captain Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship on Sunday in Stateline, holding off former Buffalo defensive tackle Kyle Williams a day after a record-setting round.

The 38-year-old former tennis player jumped into Lake Tahoe in celebration. The celebrity tournament was played without fans at Edgewood Tahoe because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fish birdied the par-5 16th and 18th holes for a 21-point day and 76-point total — nine better than Williams — under the modified Stableford scoring system.

On Saturday, Fish birdied the final five holes for a course-record 9-under 63 and event-record 37-point round.

The nearly 300-pound Williams was trying to become the first lineman to win the event. He had 15 points in the final round.