(TURNBERRY, Scotland) — Fred Couples shot a 3-under 67 in the final round of the Senior Open Championship at Turnberry’s Ailsa course, giving him a two stroke victory over fellow American Gary Hallberg.
Couples finished Sunday with back-to-back birdies on the last two holes finishing 9-under for the tournament.
“It’s a big win for me,” Couples said. “My biggest Champions Tour win…and to be Turnberry it’s really exciting. It’s a treat to play a course like this.”
The win is Couples eighth on the Champions Tour and his second major victory since joining.
He is now fourth in the Charles Schwabb Cup Standings.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News