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2009-08-02 19:08:01

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...

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2009-08-02 19:08:01

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...

2009-08-01 18:06:38

Fred Funk had a 4-under 68 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead over Greg Norman and Joey Sindelar after three rounds of the U.S. Senior Open in Carmel, Ind. Funk, who made a 20-foot putt from just off the 17th green to save par, wound up at 13-under 203. Norman, looking for his first Champions Tour win, sank an 18-foot eagle putt on the 15th hole to take the lead, but lost it when he bogeyed the 16th, which Funk birdied. The 54-year-old Australian shot a 68 to share second place with Sindelar...

2009-07-31 19:58:21

Amateur Tim Jackson continued his surprising play Friday by firing a 5-under 67 to take a one-shot lead midway through the U.S. Senior Open at Carmel, Ind. Until this tournament, no amateur had ever shot a score lower than 68 in an event that draws the best over-50 golfers in the world. Jackson has produced the best two rounds ever by an amateur in the Senior Open. He shot a 66 Thursday and his 11-under 133 total equaled a 36-hole tournament record. These last two days have been the best for...

2009-07-30 20:35:33

Greg Norman, who let a fourth-round lead get away last week at the Senior British Open, was tied at the top Thursday after one round of the U.S. Senior Open. Norman shot a 6-under 66 at the Crooked Stick Golf Club to tie Joey Sindelar, Dan Forsman and amateur Tim Jackson for the first-day lead. The tournament is being played on the course that vaulted John Daly to fame when he won the 1991 PGA Championship. Andy Bean and Fulton Allem were tied for fifth at 67 while the group at 68 included...

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2009-07-26 16:39:10

American Loren Roberts shot a 3-under-par 67 and then beat Mark McNulty and Fred Funk in a playoff Sunday, winning the Senior British Open in England. Roberts won with a par on the third extra hole, eliminating McNulty. Funk dropped out after the first hole of the playoff. The three players had tied at 12-under 268 in regulation. McNulty had a 64 and Funk a 67 in the last round. The victory was Roberts' fourth in Champions Tour majors and 10th overall on the senior tour. Roberts had two...

2009-07-25 16:32:21

Greg Norman shot 6-under-par 64 Saturday and holds a one-stroke third-round lead at the Senior British Open golf tournament in Sunningdale, England. The Aussie, a former World No. 1, has a 54-hole total of 10-under 204, one shot better than second-round leader Fred Funk (72) and 2006 winner Loren Roberts (67). I was driving the ball well, the 54-year-old Norman, a two-time British Open winner, said after his best round in recent memory. I could see the shots I wanted on the tee so I just went...

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2009-07-24 16:14:27

Fred Funk shot 5-under-par 65 Friday, giving him a three-stroke lead and a record 36-hole total of 11-under 129 at the Senior British Open golf tournament. The 65 followed a 64 Thursday, which gave the former University of Maryland golf coach a record first-round total on the Old Course at the Sunningdale (England) Golf Club. I don't feel like I shot 65, said Funk, who leads Sam Torrance (65) heading into Saturday's third round. It's just the way it all added up at the end. Loren Roberts...

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2009-07-23 14:45:22

Fred Funk shot an opening 6-under-par 64 Thursday and leads the Champions Tour's Senior British Open golf tournament at Sunningdale, England by two strokes. The 53-year-old former University of Maryland golf coach, a four-time winner on the Champions Tour, made a surprising start after missing the cut at last week's PGA Tour's U.S. Bank Championship. He finished the first 18 holes with birdies at 11, 12, 14, 17 and 18 and built a two-stroke lead over Jay Haas, Loren Roberts, Christopher...

2009-06-27 19:10:02

Fred Funk had a 7-under 65 Saturday to take a three-stroke lead after two rounds of the senior Dick's Sporting Goods Open. Funk completed 36 holes at 15-under 129, breaking the previous 36-hole scoring record of 130 set last year by Eduardo Romero en route to victory. The first round was completed earlier Saturday after two weather delays Friday caused play to be suspended for the night due to darkness. Romero and Ronnie Black each missed the course record by a single stroke Saturday as they...


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