Loren Roberts Wins Second British Open Title After Sudden Death

Loren RobertsAmerican Loren Roberts came out on top on Sunday when he won his second Senior British Open victory when he took Mark McNulty to the third hole of an overtime Sudden Death playoff and beat him. The playoff actually started with three, Roberts, McNulty and Fred Funk, but Funk was out in the first extra hole after Roberts and McNulty were able to birdie, and Fred Funk was only able to make Par. Then, the second overtime hole came up, and both men made par there.

The playoff moved to the third overtime hole, where Roberts was able to make Par, and McNulty wasn't. This was Loren Roberts' tenth Champion's Tour title, including a 2006 win at Turnberry. Roberts also has eight wins on the PGA Tour, before joining the Champion's, and has had an illustrious career, tying for third in 2000 in The Masters, and a best result of tied for second in the U.S. Open in 1994. He also was the recipient of the Byron Nelson award on the Champion's Tour in both 2006 and 2007. Roberts joined the Champion's Tour in 2005, winning his first Senior win in style, at one of the five Majors, the JELD-WEN Tradition, beating Dana Quigley in another SD Playoff.

The fifty-five year old McNulty turned pro in 1977, and has taken home a total of fifty eight professional wins, including seven wins on the Champion's Tour. Fourth place for this tourament was Bermhard Langer came in fourth place, and Sam Torrence took fifth with a score of sixty seven.Others in the top ten included Greg Norman and Larry Mizel


Tags: Loren Roberts, British Open, Mark McNulty, Byron Nelson, Bermhard Langer, Greg Norman
Posted: 31st July 2009


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