U.S. Seniors Lose 6-Year Grip on Title
The United States’ six-year hold on the PGA Senior Tour’s Chrysler Cup ended Sunday when the International team won by two strokes at Sarasota, Fla.
The International squad had led by 12 shots after the first day and began the final round 10 shots in front.
But the United States had rounds of 66 by Al Geiberger, 67 by Tom Weiskopf, 68s by Dave Stockton and Jim Colbert and Mike Hill’s 70.
“I looked up and we were only four in front at No. 12,” South African Simon Hobday said. “That’s when the first ice cubes went down my back. I knew they’d come at us.”
Each team had eight players, with its five lowest rounds of each day scored.
George Archer had a par 72 and did not contribute to the final day’s score, but finished the 54-hole event at 13-under 203 and won the individual title by defeating Hobday with a birdie on the first playoff hole.
The International team had a 1,022 total, 58 under par, for the three days.
It won for only the second time in nine tries.