Funk Wins US Senior Open, Sets Tournament Record

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - Fred Funk has won the U.S. Senior Open in record fashion.

Funk broke away from the pack early Sunday and shot a 7-under 65 at Crooked Stick, winning by six strokes and setting a tournament record of 20 under.

He entered the final round 13 under, one stroke ahead of Greg Norman and Joe Sindelar, but he separated himself from the others on the front nine.

Knee and shoulder injuries that Funk has been coping with all year didn't stop him from breaking the tournament record of 17 under, set by Hale Irwin in 2000 at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Penn.

Sindelar finished at 14 under and Russ Cochran was third at 12 under. Norman struggled through the middle of his round and tied for fourth with Loren Roberts at 11 under.


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