Steve Stricker goes wire-to-wire to win Bridgestone Senior Players Championship

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Steve Stricker withstood an early scare from Jerry Kelly but was able to hang to win the Bridgestone Senior Players.
AKRON, Ohio — Steve Stricker withstood an early scare from Jerry Kelly and nearly fell victim to some loose play on the back nine on Sunday but was able to hang to win the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Firestone Country Club.

As sloppy as Stricker was on the first four holes on the back, his play was stellar over the final five and that's what won him the tournament.

Kelly also faltered late, making bogey on two of the final three holes.

Stricker, 54, became the third wire-to-wire winner of the event and won his third major on the Tour Champions when he shot a final-round 33-37 70 to finish at 7–under 273 to win by six shots.

Kelly, attempting to win a second consecutive Senior Players, finished second after shooting 34-38 72 for a 72-hole score of 1-under 279.

Stricker, who earned $450,000 for the victory, joined Arnold Palmer and Bernhard Langer as previous wire-to-wire winners of this event, which moved to Firestone three years…
Tim Rogers, Special to USA Today Network
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