Mike Weir wins first PGA Tour Champions occasion as John Daly finds water on 18
THE WOODLANDS, Texas – Former Masters champion Mike Weir received his first PGA Tour Champions occasion Sunday when he held regular with pars down the stretch for a 4-under 68 and let John Daly made the final mistake within the Insperity Invitational.
Weir and Daly had been tied happening the stretch at The Woodlands, which was decreased to 36 holes due to heavy rain earlier within the week.
Daly, enjoying 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 toes on the 16th and 17th holes, watched all of it unfold and knew what he needed to do. He fired his method to about 15 toes behind the outlet, and pumped his fist as he walked towards the inexperienced. He wound up successful by two pictures.
“J.D. performed nice. It was unlucky for him on the final,” Weir mentioned. “This implies lots. I performed very well at the moment. I am nonetheless a bit off with my placing. I made it exhausting on myself. However I hit the pictures that I wanted. It feels excellent.”
Due to rain that washed out the opening spherical Friday, the primary spherical wasn’t completed till Sunday morning and the event was decreased to 36 holes. That turned it right into a shootout, and Daly and Weir offered a lot of the motion.
Full-field scores from the Insperity Invitational
Daly holed a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 13th to take a two-shot lead, and it seemed as if he was on his approach. Within the subsequent group, Weir hit his method to three toes on the 13th 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 15th and needed to accept par, and Weir made birdie to catch him once more.
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 nasty break. However I can’t hit the ball any higher. I’m enthusiastic about subsequent week.”
The 50-and-over circuit performs the primary of its 5 majors subsequent week on the Areas Custom.
Weir completed 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.