Maggert wins at Sacramento
The American earns his second major victory of the year by claiming the U. S. Senior Open title.
Jeff Maggert is moving into an elite class on golf ’ s senior circuit.
Maggert won the U. S. Senior Open on Sunday for his second major victory on the Champions Tour this year. He closed with a f iveunder- par 65 at sun- drenched Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, edging defending champion Colin Montgomerie by two strokes.
Maggert, Montgomerie ( three) and Bernhard Langer ( three) have combined to win the last eight majors on the 50- and- over tour.
“It’s satisfying just because the guys out here on the Champions Tour are the same guys that I was trying to beat 20 years ago,” Maggert said.
The 51- year- old American won his first senior major last month in Alabama in the Regions Tradition.
Maggert had three wins in more than 20 years on the PGA Tour.
He made six birdies and one bogey Sunday to finish at 10- under 270 and take home $ 675,000 and an exemption into next year’s U. S. Open at Oakmont, Pa.
Montgomerie closed with a 66. Grant Waite and Langer tied for third at seven under.
After three days that ended with bunched leaderboards, Maggert made three birdies to start his round to quickly pull away. He hit 12 of 13 fairways and consistently hit greens in regulation.
Watson wins playoff
Bubba Watson made an eightfoot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to outlast Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship for the second time.
Casey had overcome a threestroke deficit with f ive to play at Cromwell, Conn., tying Watson at 16- under 264.
But Casey lost his chance at the title while playing the par- four 18th, when his third shot from a greenside bunker f lew over the green and landed on the cart path.
Choi’s eagle is timely
Na Yeon Choi eagled the parfour 16th hole from the fairway to take the lead, and then went on to win the NW Arkansas Championship by two strokes for her ninth LPGA Tour title.
Choi closed with a two- under 69 to finish at 15- under 198 at Pinnacle Country Club at Rogers. Her eightiron from 142 yards on the 16th onehopped into the hole to give her a one- shot lead over Stacy Lewis.
Mika Miyazato finished second at 13 under after a 67. Lewis bogeyed the par- five 18th for a 68 that left her tied for third at 12 under.
Second- ranked Lydia Ko had a 63 to tie for sixth at 11 under.
Pablo Larrazabal won the BMW International Open at Munich by one shot for his fourth European Tour title.
The Spaniard, who also won the tournament in 2011, closed with a bogey- free six- under 66 to f inish with a 17- under 271 on the Eichenried Golf Club course.
Sweden’s Henrik Stenson shot five birdies and an eagle for a 65 but finished a stroke back after Larrazabal seized the lead with his sixth birdie on the par- four 16th hole.
JEFF MAGGERT strikes a tee shot during the fourth round of the U. S. Senior Open at Sacramento, where he won by two strokes. Maggert also triumphed last month in a senior major.