Funk's 65 gives him 6-shot Senior Open win

Aug. 2, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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CARMEL, Ind., Aug. 2 (UPI) -- 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 I could get," Funk said.

"On a couple of occasions when I got in trouble, I got out of trouble. I had some clutch putts or good wedges in there."

Funk, 53, collected a check for $470,000, the biggest of his Champions Tour career.

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