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Result: Michael Thompson holds off Adam Long to win 3M Open in Minnesota

Michael Thompson carded birdies at the 16th and the last to secure the second PGA Tour win of his career.

American Michael Thompson held off a late challenge from Adam Long to record a two-stroke win at the 3M Open in Minnesota.

Thompson had held a share of the lead heading into Sunday's final round with Richy Werenski, two shots clear of South Africa's Charl Schwartzel and Tony Finau.

It was Long, though, who continued his momentum from an eight-under-par third round to challenge at the top of the leaderboard as he signed for a 64 which put him at 17-under – and could have been lower but for a bogey at the second last.

Thompson, however, kept his nerve to land a superb bunker shot to within three feet of the 16th pin and rolled in a key birdie.

The American then picked up another shot at the last from 14 feet to card a 67 and finish at 19-under for the tournament, securing only his second PGA Tour win of his career and first since 2013.

An emotional Thompson choked back tears as he reflected on his second PGA Tour win, seven years after his first.

"I don't know what to say – this is so exciting," the 35-year-old told CBS.

"I just played such good golf today and stayed within myself, believed in myself. I couldn't have asked for anything more."

Former Masters champion Schwartzel and Werenski – who had dropped three shots on the front nine – finished in a group of nine players at 16-under-par following their respective rounds of 68 and 70.

Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel finished three shots adrift of Thompson
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel finished three shots adrift of Thompson (Jane Barlow/PA)

Finau, the world number 17, birdied the 18th hole in his round of 68 to join Schwartzel and Werenski amid a nine-way tie for third.

Sweden's Alex Noren, Charles Howell III and Argentinian Emiliano Grillo were also at 16 under, alongside Robby Shelton, who carded a 64 to climb up the leaderboard, Max Holma and Cameron Tringale.

England's Tom Lewis, the only Briton to make the cut, shot a final round of 68 to finish at 10 under in a tie for 32nd place.

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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