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 have 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 brief and splashed subsequent to the bulkhead. He made double bogey for a 69 and needed to accept runner-up.
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Weir, who missed birdie possibilities inside 10 ft on the sixteenth and seventeenth holes, watched all of it unfold and knew what he needed to do. He fired his method to about 15 ft 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 stated. “This implies rather a lot. I performed rather well at the moment. I am nonetheless a little bit off with my placing. I made it arduous 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.
Daly holed a 25-foot eagle putt on the par-5 thirteenth to take a two-shot lead, and it seemed as if he was on his manner. Within the subsequent group, Weir hit his method to three ft on the thirteenth 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 fifteenth 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 stated. “I hit a 9-iron from about 155 and I hit a 9-iron from 141 there and I caught a gust and simply obtained a nasty break. However I can not hit the ball any higher. I am 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.