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Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf 2018

DATES: April 19-22
SITE: Buffalo Ridge & Top of the Rock Golf Courses, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
PRIZE MONEY: $1,800,000

Round 4 - Kirk Triplett & Paul Broadhurst win Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf

April 22, 2018

Kirk Triplett holed out from a bunker for birdie on the first playoff hole Sunday in the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf to lift himself and partner Paul Broadhurst past Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman.

''Well, you're trying to make it, but you know realistically it doesn't go in very often,'' Triplett said. ''You're trying to give your partner a free run at it. You don't want to hit it up there 20 feet past or do something silly. I'm just trying to hit it the right distance and get it on the right line.''

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Langer and Lehman took it in stride.

''You kind of learn to expect it,'' Lehman said. ''These guys out here are so good and Kirk Triplett is a magician around the greens. The odds of making that shot are probably not good, but you certainly expect him to hit a great shot and he did and it went in.''

Lehman and Langer missed birdie putts after Triplett holed out.''

''I kind of felt like we both hit pretty good putts, misread them, both of them,'' Lehman said. ''I hit mine probably too hard and Bernhard's was too soft, but you have to hand it to the guys who hit the shot when they have to hit it.''

Broadhurst and Triplett closed with a 6-under 48 on the Top of the Rock par-3 course to match Langer and Lehman at 24 under. Langer and Lehman had a 47, playing the front nine in alternate shot and the back nine in better ball.

The 56-year-old Triplett won his sixth PGA Tour Champions title.

''That's a big roller-coaster - three good shots and mine, right?'' Triplett said. ''I'm feeling a little dejected walking down that fairway there, a little sheepish. To knock it in it just reminds you, this game, you know, crazy stuff.''

Broadhurst claimed his third senior victory.

''I don't get too emotional, but that was something special,'' the 52-year-old Englishman said.

Spanish stars Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal had a 48 to tie for third with 2017 winners Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco. Singh and Franco, the third-round leaders, shot 50.

Mark Calcavecchia-Woody Austin (48), John Daly-Michael Allen (49), Steve Stricker-Jerry Kelly (50) and David Toms-Steve Flesch (52) tied for fifth at 20 under.

Pos. Players
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1 Paul Broadhurst / Kirk Triplett
-24
65
48
33
48
194
2 Tom Lehman / Bernhard Langer
-24
65
48
34
47
194
T3 Miguel Angel Jiménez / José María Olazábal
-23
66
48
33
48
195
T3 Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh
-23
66
32
47
50
195

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Round 3 - Vijay Singh & Carlos Franco struggle to the lead on windy day

April 21, 2018

Defending champions Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco took the third-round lead Saturday in the windy Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.

Singh and Franco shot a 7-under 47 in wind gusting to 20 mph on the Top of the Rock par-3 course to get to 19-under 145, a stroke ahead of the teams of David Toms-Steve Flesch and Paul Broadhurst-Kirk Triplett.

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''It was a tough day,'' Singh said. ''The wind was swirling, have to get the club right and we made some putts. Carlos played really well on the back nine and I played really well on the front nine, so we ham-and-egged it a little.''

Toms and Flesch also shot 47, and Broadhurst and Triplett had a 33 on the 13-hole Mountain Top par-3 course.

''We just paired well together,'' Toms said. ''I don't think either one of us played great. We picked each other up out there.''

Wind and rain is expected Sunday when the team finish at Top of the Rock, again playing the front nine in alternate shot and the back nine in better ball.

''Make as many birdies as possible and see what happens,'' Singh said. ''That's all we can do.''

Singh and Franco are trying to become the first to successfully defend a title since Jim Colbert and Andy North in 2001. Singh won the Toshiba Classic in March for his first individual senior title.

Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic last week in Georgia for his first senior victory.

Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer had a 34 at Mountain Top to join Spanish stars Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal at 17 under. Jimenez and Olazabal had a 33 at Mountain Top.

''It's great for me to be able to play with him as a team member,'' Olazabal said. ''We do have great memories from the Ryder Cup and other events, and it's always a great pleasure to play with a great player and a friend.''

Langer took the final-round forecast in stride.

''We've done it hundreds of times before and we'll probably do it again,'' Langer said. ''We'll make the best of it. We both have a good attitude. We're known to play in all sorts of weather and I just look forward to playing one more day with my partner here.''

Wisconsin neighbors Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly were 16 under after a 48 at Top of the Rock.

John Daly and Michael Allen, the second-round leaders after a 46 at Top of the Rock, had a 37 at Mountain Top to drop into a tie for seventh at 15 under.

Pos. Players To Par R1 R2 R3 Total
1 Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh -19 66 32 47 145
T2 Paul Broadhurst / Kirk Triplett -18 65 48 33 146
T2 David Toms / Steve Flesch -18 65 34 47 146
T4 Tom Lehman / Bernhard Langer -17 65 48 34 147
T4 Miguel Angel Jiménez / José María Olazábal -17 66 48 33 147
6 Steve Stricker / Jerry Kelly -16 68 32 48 148
T7 Brandt Jobe / Scott McCarron -15 67 47 35 149
T7 John Daly / Michael Allen -15 66 46 37 149
T9 Jeff Maggert / Jesper Parnevik -14 63 52 35 150
T9 Mark Calcavecchia / Woody Austin -14 64 52 34 150
T9 Billy Andrade / Joe Durant -14 65 36 49 150

Round 2 - John Daly & Michael Allen leading

April 20, 2018

John Daly and Michael Allen took the second-round lead Friday in the cool and breezy Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.

Daly and Allen shot an 8-under 46 on the Top of the Rock par-3 course with wind gusting to 15 mph and the temperature only in the high-50s at Big Cedar Lodge. They had three birdies on the front nine in alternate-shot play and added five more on the back in better-ball play to get to 13 under.

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''Michael and I go back to the South African days in the late 80s and playing that tour,'' Daly said. ''We've been buddies since. He's just fun to play with. We feed off each other pretty good. And if he's not comfortable guinea-pigging on one hole, I'll go first.''

On Thursday, they opened with a 66 on the regulation Buffalo Ridge course. They will rotate to the 13-hole Mountain Top par-3 course on Saturday, and return to Top of the Rock for the final round Sunday.

''I went to high school in Jeff City, so it's cool to have the fans behind us,'' Daly said.

Allen won the PGA Tour Champions team event with David Frost in 2012 and Woody Austin in 2016.

''I'm just here to free up John,'' Allen said. ''It was fun. Luckily, I started making good putts today. We just want to keep the good times rolling.''

Defending champions Vijay Singh and Carlos Franco were a stroke back along with Bernhard Langer-Tom Lehman and Paul Broadhurst-Kirk Triplett. Singh and Franco had a 7-under 32 in best-ball play at Mountain Top, and Lehman-Langer and Broadhurst-Tripplet each shot 6-under 48 at Top of the Rock.

''Part of the issue here is all the tees are elevated, so you're up high hitting to a green that's down below and the wind is blowing, and there is more time for that wind to affect it,'' Lehman said. ''If you guess wrong on the wind, you can hit a really good shot and kind of look stupid.''

Former UCLA teammates Scott McCarron and Brandt Jobe were two strokes back at 11 under with Steve Flesch and David Toms and the Spanish side of Jose Maria Olazabal and Miguel Angel Jimenez. McCarron-Jobe had a 47, and Jimenez-Olazabal a 48 at Top of the Rock, and Tom Flesch shot 34 at Mountain Top.

First-round leaders Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik had a 52 at Top of the Rock to fall three shots back at 10 under. Madison, Wisconsin, friends Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly also were 10 under after a 32 at Mountain Top. Jay Haas aced the 131-yard seventh hole at Mountain Top with a gap wedge. Haas and fellow 64-year-old Peter Jacobsen were 8 under after a 32.

Pos.
Players
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
John Daly / Michael Allen
-13
66
46
112
T2
Paul Broadhurst / Kirk Triplett
-12
65
48
113
T2
Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh
-12
66
32
98
T2
Tom Lehman / Bernhard Langer
-12
65
48
113
T5
David Toms / Steve Flesch
-11
65
34
99
T5
Brandt Jobe / Scott McCarron
-11
67
47
114
T5
Miguel Angel Jiménez / José María Olazábal
-11
66
48
114
T8
Jeff Maggert / Jesper Parnevik
-10
63
52
115
T8
Steve Stricker / Jerry Kelly
-10
68
32
100
T8
Roger Chapman / David Frost
-10
68
47
115

Round 1 - Jeff Maggert & Jesper Parnevik take lead

April 19, 2018

Jeff Maggert and Jesper Parnevik shot an 8-under 63 in better-ball play Thursday to take the first-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' chilly Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf.

''It was very relaxing for me because I felt like terrible,'' Parnevik said. ''I was so stiff this morning. It was freezing cold. I thought if I can just try to make some pars in case he ever makes a bogey, but I didn't even have to do that.''

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Playing together for the first time in the team event, Maggert and Parnevik eagled the par-5 eighth and had six birdies in the cool and breezy conditions on Big Cedar Lodge's Buffalo Ridge course.

''We play well together,'' Maggert said. ''We both contributed a lot. Jesper had a lot of birdies and an eagle on our final nine. It was so cold this morning, I just was going to come out and just try to hit fairways and greens. Really I wasn't thinking about making birdies, I was just trying to play steady and give myself an opportunity to have some birdie putts.''

The next three rounds will be played on par-3 courses. Maggert and Parnevik will play the 18-hole Top of the Rock on Friday and Sunday, and the 13-hole Mountain Top on Saturday.

Mark Calcavecchia and Woody Austin were a stroke back. They also eagled No. 8. Austin won the 2016 title with Michael Allen. Calcavecchia won the Boca Raton Championship this year.

''I lucked in a few birdies on the back, but it was tough, tough conditions,'' Calcavecchia said. ''Even when it warmed up a little bit, it was still tough to make birdies out there. All in all, 7 under's a pretty good start.''

Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman were at 65 along with Davis Love III-Scott Verplank, 2015 winners Billy Andrade-Joe Durant, Paul Broadhurst-Kirk Triplett and Steve Flesch-David Toms.

''We kind of brother-in-lawed or ham-and-egged it or partnered it,'' Love said. ''Neither one of us were playing great, but we had one guy in every hole and that's kind of what you have to do. We're going to have to go to the par 3 courses and get two birdie putts on a hole is what you really want to do and we didn't do that enough today.''

Flesch won the Mitsubishi Electric Classic last week for his first senior title.

Madison, Wisconsin, friends Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly were tied for 22nd at 68.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
1
Jeff Maggert / Jesper Parnevik
-8
63
2
Mark Calcavecchia / Woody Austin
-7
64
T3
Tom Lehman / Bernhard Langer
-6
65
T3
Davis Love III / Scott Verplank
-6
65
T3
Billy Andrade / Joe Durant
-6
65
T3
Paul Broadhurst / Kirk Triplett
-6
65
T3
David Toms / Steve Flesch
-6
65
T8
Lee Janzen / Rocco Mediate
-5
66
T8
Olin Browne / Steve Pate
-5
66
T8
Miguel Angel Jiménez / José María Olazábal
-5
66
T8
Larry Mize / Scott Parel
-5
66
T8
Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh
-5
66
T8
Paul Goydos / Kevin Sutherland
-5
66
T8
John Daly / Michael Allen
-5
66
T8
Dan Forsman / Mike Reid
-5
66
T8
Jeff Sluman / Jerry Smith
-5
66

Scores

Pos. Players
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1 Paul Broadhurst / Kirk Triplett
-24
65
48
33
48
194
2 Tom Lehman / Bernhard Langer
-24
65
48
34
47
194
T3 Miguel Angel Jiménez / José María Olazábal
-23
66
48
33
48
195
T3 Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh
-23
66
32
47
50
195
T5 Mark Calcavecchia / Woody Austin
-20
64
52
34
48
198
T5 John Daly / Michael Allen
-20
66
46
37
49
198
T5 Steve Stricker / Jerry Kelly
-20
68
32
48
50
198
T5 David Toms / Steve Flesch
-20
65
34
47
52
198
9 Brandt Jobe / Scott McCarron
-19
67
47
35
50
199
T10 Larry Mize / Scott Parel
-18
66
37
50
47
200
T10 Jeff Maggert / Jesper Parnevik
-18
63
52
35
50
200
T10 Billy Andrade / Joe Durant
-18
65
36
49
50
200
T13 Mark O'Meara / Colin Montgomerie
-17
68
52
34
47
201
T13 Davis Love III / Scott Verplank
-17
65
54
34
48
201
T13 Olin Browne / Steve Pate
-17
66
36
49
50
201
T16 Paul Goydos / Kevin Sutherland
-16
66
36
51
49
202
T16 Jeff Sluman / Jerry Smith
-16
66
36
50
50
202
T16 Jay Haas Peter Jacobsen
-16
70
32
50
50
202
T19 Lee Janzen / Rocco Mediate
-15
66
52
37
48
203
T19 Marco Dawson / Gene Sauer
-15
68
49
35
51
203
21 Roger Chapman / David Frost
-14
68
47
37
52
204
22 Dan Forsman / Mike Reid
-13
66
36
54
49
205
T23 Wayne Levi / Glen Day
-12
67
38
52
49
206
T23 Corey Pavin / Duffy Waldorf
-12
69
35
51
51
206
T23 Hale Irwin / Wes Short, Jr.
-12
71
35
49
51
206
T26 Andy North / Tom Watson
-11
69
37
51
50
207
T26 Mark Brooks / John Huston
-11
67
53
36
51
207
T26 Russ Cochran / Kenny Perry
-11
69
37
50
51
207
T26 Tom Pernice Jr. / Bob Tway
-11
68
50
36
53
207
30 Sandy Lyle / Ian Woosnam
-10
67
54
38
49
208
31 Brad Faxon / Joey Sindelar
-9
67
54
37
51
209
32 Tom Kite / Gil Morgan
-8
69
37
51
53
210
T33 Bob Gilder / Craig Stadler
-2
72
39
52
53
216
T33 Jerry Pate / Ben Crenshaw
-2
68
38
53
57
216
T33 Bruce Fleisher / Tom Jenkins
-2
74
51
36
55
216
36 Jim Thorpe / Dana Quigley
5
73
57
39
54
223

 




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