Harrington Holds on to Edge Stricker and Win US Senior Open

Adraig Harrington holed a 30-foot birdie putt at the fifteenth right

whilst the final of his five-shot lead changed into about to disappear,

and he closed with three difficult pars for a 1-over 72 to maintain

off Steve Stricker and win the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday.

Harrington never misplaced the lead at Saucon Valley on a day when he made it difficult on himself.

Stricker, who began the final spherical 8 shots behind,

began making his run with consecutive birdies to complete the the front nine,

and he closed with two directly birdies for a sixty five.

That left him one shot behind, and

the Irishman wished only pars to win for the first time at the PGA Tour Champions. It wasn't clean.

Harrington needed to -putt from above the ridge on the sixteenth,

and he trickled it right down to a foot.

He turned into nicely beneath the ridge from approximately 50 toes away on the par-three seventeenth and,

after running that with the aid of 6 feet, lightly rolled within the par putt.

On the closing hollow, he changed into pin-excessive however a few 35 feet

away with a spine strolling thru the road of his putt.

He cozied that to three ft and rapped it in for the win.