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Padraig Harrington holds to win the Champions debut at the US Senior Open

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Ireland's Padraig Harrington survived the worst round of the weekend, but with his first victory on the Champions Tour, he settled in the last seven holes on Sunday to win the US Senior Open in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. rice field.

Harrington held a five-shot lead earlier that day, but stumbled early on with four bogies in the first 11 holes. Sunday event at Sokon Valley Country Club.

Harrington, who played at his first career at the British Senior Open, became the third consecutive trophy winner in his debut, Jim Furyk last year and Steve Stricker in 2019. I joined.

Harrington finished on the 15th hole of the par 4 with a 6th par and a birdie to prevent Stricker's strong charge. With 9 under.

The biggest shot in the tournament could have been Harrington's 30-foot birdie putt at number 15 to stay at the top of the leaderboard.

"It's difficult to lead head-on," said Harrington, who turned 50 last August. "It gets even harder with Steve Stricker behind you. He tends to have it for me. I'm very happy to be able to achieve it in the end."

Stricker, the 2019 British Open Champion and four major champions tour winners, played 6 birdies in the last 12 holes and even pars in 6 holes before giving heat to Harrington. I played golf.

"I had some putts I wanted to put in at 15:00 and 16:00, but I made him (Tricker) sweat a little at the end. That was my goal, and he did it. Was dealt with, "said Stricker. "I put on him a hat. He played great. I played with him yesterday. He played great. Close, but this week he was a good player."

{33 Far behind Harrington and Stricker was Australian Mark Hensby, who was third with four unders after shooting 69 on Sunday. Americans Rob Labritz (74) and Jean Sauers (74), along with Thailand's Thongchai Jaide (70), finished fourth with a three-under.

– Field-level media