Daly, 51, conquered 3 late bogeys to catch his very first PGA Tour Champions title at the Insperity Invitational
John Daly mores than happy to be back on top, no matter how bad he might have looked completing it off.
Daly closed with 3 straight closing bogeys Sunday to hold on for his very first PGA Tour Champions title, a one-stroke triumph in the Insperity Invitational.
It wasnt quite at the end, Daly stated. I got it done and thats all that matters.
The 51-year-old Daly had actually not won on trip because the PGA Tours 2004 Buick Invitational. He hasn’t precisely wrecked the 50-and-over circuit given that debuting at The Woodlands a year back.
Wearing American flag trousers, Daly shot a 3-under 69 to complete at 14-under 202 and made $322,500. He opened with rounds of 68 et 65 to take a one-stroke lead over Perry into the last round.
Perry shot a 69, and Armour had a 67.
Daly eagled the par-5 initially, and seemed travelling to success, environ 17 under through the 15th hole to lead by 2 shots. Poor tee shots on the last 3 holes caused errors that Perry and Armour might not benefit from in aiming to ferret out Daly.
As Daly strolled up the 18th green, he knelt and kissed the big, vibrant umbrella printed on the fairway to honor the late Arnold Palmer.
When Daly tapped in the winning putt, he pumped his fist. Minutes later on coworkers and buddies consisting of gamers Esteban Toledo and Michael Allen went out to spray their friend with champagne. Daly closed his eyes, leaned back and soaked all of it in.
A win is a win, guy, il a déclaré. And I didnt believe it would come this quickly.
Daly has actually had his minutes at The Woodlands. He had 4 top-10 surfaces in 15 looks when the Shell Houston Open was dipped into the course, consisting of a playoff loss to Vijay Singh in 2005. Daly connected for 17th at his very first PGA Tour Champions occasion last May.
The two-time significant champ ends up being the 12th member of the senior trip to tape a win on all 3 PGA Tour circuits.
À présent, I can state Im a champ on the Champions Tour, which is truly cool, Daly stated. Ideally, I can keep this self-confidence going.
Perry appeared like he may diminish Daly till his technique to No. 17 landed in the water. I had my chances to turn ball games on holes however I never ever might do it, Perry stated. Great for him. That very first win is constantly unique.
Armour, aussi, stated he handed out his possibilities to win. He completed with 2 bogeys, one on the 17th after likewise striking into the water.
What can I do. I sort of discarded the competition, il a déclaré.
Kevin Sutherland was 4th at 11 under after a 67.