Scott McCarron wins 4th PGA Tour Champions title of year
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 04, 2017 07:37 AM
Scott McCarron reacts after making a birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Tour Champions Principal Charity Classic golf tournament, Sunday, June 5, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. McCarron won the tournament. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Scott McCarron won the Shaw Charity Classic on Sunday for his fourth PGA Tour Champions title of the season.
McCarron closed with a 3-under 67 to beat Miguel Angel Jimenez by a stroke at Canyon Meadows. McCarron opened with rounds of 63 and 64 to take a two-stroke lead into the final round.
The 52-year-old McCarron matched Bernhard Langer for the season victory lead and earned $352,500 to pull closer to the idle German star in the Charles Schwab Cup season standings.
McCarron has six victories in the last two seasons on the 50-and-over tour. The three-time PGA Tour winner won the Allianz Championship in February, the major Senior Players Championship in July and the Dick's Sporting Goods Open two weeks ago.
McCarron finished at 16-under 194. He had an eagle for the third straight day, this time on the par-5 11th after accomplishing the feat the on the par-5 18th in the first two rounds.
Jimenez birdied the 18th for a 66.
Scott Dunlap (67), Todd Hamilton (67) and Kevin Sutherland (68) tied for third at 13 under.
Nick Faldo followed his second-round 64 with a 73 to tie for 21st at 6 under.