August 2, 2009
Funk’s 65 gives him 3-shot Senior Open win
Fred Funk fired a 7-under-par 65 Sunday to win the U.S. Senior Open in Carmel, Ind., by six strokes -- his second major title on the Champions Tour.
Funk's overall score, 20-under 268, broke the open record for most strokes under par.Joey Sindelar (70) was second at 4-under 274 and Russ Cochran (68) finished third at 276.
Loren Roberts (64) and Greg Norman (73) shared fourth at 277.
The win was Funk's fifth on the senior tour.
I just tried to keep the pedal to the metal and go down as low as I could get, Funk said.
On a couple of occasions when I got in trouble, I got out of trouble. I had some clutch putts or good wedges in there.
Funk, 53, collected a check for $470,000, the biggest of his Champions Tour career.