Canadian golfer Mike Weir won his first event on the PGA’s senior tour on Sunday when he held steady with pars down the stretch for a 4-under 68 at the Insperity Invitational in Texas.
Weir, who won the Masters in 2003, was tied with John Daly going down the stretch at the PGA Tour Champions event in The Woodlands, Texas. The tournament was reduced to 36 holes because of heavy rain earlier in the week.
The 50-and-over circuit plays the first of its five majors next week at the Regions Tradition in Alabama.
Weir finished the tournament at 10-under 134. Daly tied for second with David Toms and Tim Petrovic, who each closed with a 71. Bernhard Langer (69) and Bob Estes (68) tied for fifth.
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Daly, playing in the group ahead of Weir, was posing over his 9-iron over the water to the 18th green when it came up a fraction short and splashed next to the bulkhead. He made double bogey for a 69 and had to settle for runner-up.
Weir, who missed birdie chances inside 10 feet on the 16th and 17th holes, watched it all unfold and knew what he had to do. He fired his approach to about 15 feet behind the hole, and pumped his fist as he walked toward the green. He wound up winning by two shots.
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