OHIO – South Africa’s Retief Goosen broke a 10-year victory drought with a win in the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship on Sunday at Firestone Country Club in Ohio.
Goosen, 50, birdied his final two holes for a closing two-under 68 and a six-under total for the week. The two-time US Open (2001 and 2004) winner finished two ahead of Americans Jay Haas and Tim Petrovic.
“It's been 10 years since I last won a tournament,” Goosen said who pocketed a winner’s cheque of R5.8m. “The nerves were there, and to have those nerves a little bit again in the last few weeks, you know, you've just got to put yourself in a position all the time to get used to it again and that's what I've done and it finally paid off this week.”
Three strokes ahead after opening rounds of 69 and 62, Goosen dropped a stroke behind Scott Parel on Saturday with a 75.