Canadian golfer Mike Weir gained his first occasion on the PGA’s senior tour on Sunday when he held regular with pars down the stretch for a 4-under 68 at the Insperity Invitational in Texas.
Weir, who gained the Masters in 2003, was tied with John Daly happening the stretch on the PGA Tour Champions occasion in The Woodlands, Texas. The match was decreased to 36 holes due to heavy rain earlier within the week.
The 50-and-over circuit performs the primary of its 5 majors subsequent week on the Areas Custom in Alabama.
Weir completed the match at 10-under 134. Daly tied for second with David Toms and Tim Petrovic, who every closed with a 71. Bernhard Langer (69) and Bob Estes (68) tied for fifth.
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Daly, taking part in within the group forward of Weir, was posing over his 9-iron over the water to the 18th inexperienced when it got here up a fraction quick and splashed subsequent to the bulkhead. He made double bogey for a 69 and needed to accept runner-up.
Weir, who missed birdie possibilities inside 10 ft on the sixteenth and seventeenth holes, watched all of it unfold and knew what he needed to do. He fired his method to about 15 ft behind the outlet, and pumped his fist as he walked towards the inexperienced. He wound up profitable by two photographs.
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“J.D. performed nice. It was unlucky for him on the final,” Weir mentioned. “This implies loads. I performed rather well as we speak. I am nonetheless slightly off with my placing. I made it exhausting on myself. However I hit the photographs that I wanted. It feels superb.”
Due to rain that washed out the opening spherical Friday, the primary spherical wasn’t completed till Sunday morning and the match was decreased to 36 holes. That turned it right into a shootout, and Daly and Weir offered many of the motion.
Daly holed a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 thirteenth to take a two-shot lead, and it regarded as if he was on his approach. Within the subsequent group, Weir hit his method to three ft on the thirteenth for an identical eagle to tie for the lead once more.
Weir fell again with a bogey on the 14th, however he caught a break when Daly missed his 3-wood into the par-5 fifteenth and needed to accept par, and Weir made birdie to catch him once more.
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Daly could not consider he hit into the water on the ultimate gap.
“I caught a gust on 18,” he mentioned. “I hit a 9-iron from about 155 and I hit a 9-iron from 141 there and I caught a gust and simply received a foul break. However I can not hit the ball any higher. I am enthusiastic about subsequent week.”
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