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Tom Watson Wins Senior PGA in Playoff

Sunday, 29 May 2011 06:45 PM

 

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tom Watson summoned up some of his old major magic, holing a 3-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat David Eger in the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday.

The 61-year-old, down a shot with four holes left in regulation, became the oldest player to win a major since the seniors tour was created in 1980.

Watson closed with a 2-under 70 to finish at 10-under 278 and capture his 14th career major, six since turning 50 to go with five British Opens, two Masters and a U.S. Open.

More famous as a rules official than as a player, Eger closed with a 67.

Both Eger and Watson missed short birdie putts on the 72nd green that would have won it in regulation, Eger pulling a 6-footer and Watson pushing one from 4 feet.

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