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Goosen earns first Champions win
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, July 15, 2019

Retief Goosen celebrates his win on Sunday (photo courtesy of Jeff Large/AP)

(AKRON, OH) – Retief Goosen birdied the final two holes to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Sunday at Firestone Country Club for his first PGA Tour Champions title. The 50 year old Hall of Famer from South Africa broke a tie for the lead with a 15 foot putt on the par-4 17th and made a 10 footer on the par-4 18th for a 2 under 68 and a two stroke victory over 65 year old Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic. Three strokes ahead after opening rounds of 69 and 62, Goosen dropped a stroke behind Scott Parel with a 75 on Saturday. The two-time U.S. Open champion rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 first with an eagle on the par-5 second, then parred the next eight. He offset a double-bogey on the par-4 11th with birdies on the par-3 12th and par-4 13th, but dropped another stroke on the par-4 14th. Haas, trying to become the oldest winner in tour history, closed with a 67.

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