Jeff Maggert wins the U.S. Senior Open at Del Paso Country Club, Sacramento, in California.
Jeff came through to win the U.S. Senior Open, with a final round -5 under par 65, to post a -10 under par tournament total, and a two shot victory.
It was no fluke result, Jeff, along with Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer, have combined to win the last eight Majors. Jeff 2, Colin and Bernhard 3 each;
“It’s satisfying just because the guys out here on the Champions Tour are the same guys that I was trying to beat 20 years ago.”
“I had a lot of good runs in the U.S. Open over the years and probably lacked a little maturity to pull it off.”
“But certainly, now that I’m an old guy, I’ve learned a lot and was able to just steady myself and play well.”
The defending Champion Colin came in second here, coming from the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. A last round -4 under par 66 not quite good enough this time around. He is now taking an overnight flight to London, via Los Angeles, to try and qualify for next month’s The Open at St. Andrews. Hope Colin chose to fly with American Airlines out of L.A. they have the best flight;
“To come here tired, very tired, and to put a good performance up, it’s always nice when you are defending a title, to defend it properly.”
“I did more than that. I nearly got it here.”
Grant Waite and Bernhard Langer tied for third place at -7 under par.
Bernhard congratulated Jeff;
“He was in beautiful rhythm, and he drove the ball magnificent.”
“If you can drive the ball well, you set yourself up. He hit good iron shots on top of that.”
Bernhard is paying well in what would most probably be his last year on tour, the ruling banning anchoring of the broomstick putter comes into effect next year, and we all know that can not use a conventional putter. It is a shame because he is a great player, with a good attitude.