PGA Tour Champions

PURE Insurance Championship 2018

September 28-30

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Monterey, California

$2,100,000

September 28-30

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course, Monterey, California

$2,100,000

Round 3

Ken Tanigawa eagles 18th to win first PGA Tour Champions title

September 30, 2018

Ken Tanigawa made a 35-foot eagle putt on the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach to win the Pure Insurance Championship on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title.

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Making his 18th Champions start, the 50-year-old Tanigawa closed with an even-par-72 to beat Kirk Triplett and Marco Dawson by a stroke. The former UCLA player went through Q-school as a re-instated amateur and turned professional again at the start of the season.

''Just, wow!'' Tanigawa said. ''I'm a little speechless right now, a lot going on. It was a hard round for me, but I fought back, and to be able to eagle the last hole, just unreal.''

Tanigawa finished at 10-under 205, also making a long eagle putt on his final hole Saturday at Poppy Hills to take a two-stroke lead into the final round. He birdied Nos. 2 and 3, gave the strokes back with bogeys on 4 and 5, had a double bogey on the par-4 eighth and made nine straight pars before the winning eagle.

''I was just trying to hang in there,'' Tanigawa said. ''It was hard to play with the lead, I've never done it out here. I made a couple birdies early, but then I made a few bogeys and I started playing a little defensive. Then I doubled eight and I just kind of hung in there. You never know and it just happened to work out.''

Triplett had a 70. The 2012 and 2013 winner birdied the 18th after bogeying 16 and 17.

Dawson saved par on 18 for a 71.

''I hit the ball really good the first two days and I can't tell you how many shots better I would been if I just made half the putts from 12 feet that I missed,'' Dawson said.

The professional players were paired with juniors from The First Tee program.

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Ken Tanigawa
-10
67
66
72
205
T2
Kirk Triplett
-9
68
68
70
206
T2
Marco Dawson
-9
67
68
71
206
4
Duffy Waldorf
-8
68
68
71
207
T5
Woody Austin
-7
68
71
69
208
T5
Mike Goodes
-7
69
68
71
208
T5
Tom Gillis
-7
68
67
73
208
8
Gary Hallberg
-6
68
67
74
209
T9
Scott McCarron
-5
67
74
69
210
T9
Scott Dunlap
-5
71
70
69
210
T11
Bernhard Langer
-4
67
76
68
211
T11
Scott Parel
-4
69
73
69
211
T11
Kenny Perry
-4
72
69
70
211
T11
Joe Durant
-4
67
72
72
211
T11
Tom Pernice Jr.
-4
67
70
74
211
T11
Olin Browne
-4
67
69
75
211
T17
Fred Couples
-3
69
75
68
212
T17
Jerry Kelly
-3
71
72
69
212
T17
Bob Estes
-3
70
73
69
212
T17
Glen Day
-3
71
71
70
212
T17
David Frost
-3
66
74
72
212
22
Billy Mayfair
-2
68
72
73
213
T23
Paul Broadhurst
-1
68
76
70
214
T23
Jeff Sluman
-1
71
71
72
214
T23
Paul Goydos
-1
72
70
72
214
T23
Jeff Maggert
-1
71
69
74
214
T27
Doug Garwood
E
69
76
70
215
T27
Mark Calcavecchia
E
69
76
70
215
T27
David McKenzie
E
71
73
71
215
T27
Gene Sauers
E
72
71
72
215
T27
Stephen Ames
E
71
72
72
215
T27
Tim Petrovic
E
74
69
72
215
T27
Carlos Franco
E
69
70
76
215
T27
Fran Quinn
E
69
69
77
215
35
Tommy Tolles
1
71
74
71
216
T36
Vijay Singh
2
72
73
72
217
T36
Tom Byrum
2
70
74
73
217
T36
Kent Jones
2
69
76
72
217
T36
Robert Gamez
2
73
72
72
217
T36
Mark Brooks
2
70
72
75
217
T36
Mark Walker
2
70
71
76
217
T42
Tom Watson
3
73
72
73
218
T42
Hale Irwin
3
67
75
76
218
T44
Peter Lonard
4
73
71
75
219
T44
Larry Mize
4
74
68
77
219
T44
Joey Sindelar
4
71
70
78
219
T47
Kevin Sutherland
5
69
76
75
220
T47
Brian Henninger
5
71
74
75
220
T47
Grant Waite
5
73
71
76
220
T47
Jesper Parnevik
5
72
72
76
220
51
Dan Forsman
6
70
73
78
221
MDF
John Cook
3
75
71
--
146
MDF
Tommy Armour III
3
74
72
--
146
MDF
Loren Roberts
3
72
74
--
146
MDF
Sandy Lyle
3
72
74
--
146
MDF
Jay Haas
4
69
78
--
147
MDF
Steve Pate
4
72
75
--
147
MDF
Russ Cochran
5
73
75
--
148
MDF
Rocco Mediate
5
73
75
--
148
MDF
Willie Wood
5
73
75
--
148
MDF
Dudley Hart
5
77
71
--
148
MDF
Colin Montgomerie
5
71
77
--
148
MDF
Jeff Brehaut
6
74
75
--
149
MDF
Esteban Toledo
7
79
71
--
150
MDF
Lee Janzen
7
77
73
--
150
MDF
Darren Clarke
7
71
79
--
150
MDF
Jerry Smith
7
71
79
--
150
MDF
Todd Hamilton
7
77
73
--
150
MDF
Wes Short, Jr.
8
80
71
--
151
MDF
Blaine McCallister
8
72
79
--
151
MDF
Bill Glasson
8
78
73
--
151
MDF
Ken Green
9
78
74
--
152
MDF
Jay Don Blake
10
78
75
--
153
MDF
Bob Gilder
10
77
76
--
153
MDF
Scott Verplank
10
77
76
--
153
MDF
Chris DiMarco
10
77
76
--
153
MDF
Steve Lowery
11
77
77
--
154
MDF
Keith Huber
14
81
76
--
157
MDF
Charlie Rymer
16
80
79
--
159
WD
Mark O'Meara
--
73
--
--
73
DQ
Scott Simpson
--
72
85
--
157
Pos.
Player
To Par
Total
1
Ken Tanigawa
-10
205
T2
Kirk Triplett
-9
206
T2
Marco Dawson
-9
206
4
Duffy Waldorf
-8
207
T5
Woody Austin
-7
208
T5
Mike Goodes
-7
208
T5
Tom Gillis
-7
208
8
Gary Hallberg
-6
209
T9
Scott McCarron
-5
210
T9
Scott Dunlap
-5
210
T11
Bernhard Langer
-4
211
T11
Scott Parel
-4
211
T11
Kenny Perry
-4
211
T11
Joe Durant
-4
211
T11
Tom Pernice Jr.
-4
211
T11
Olin Browne
-4
211
T17
Fred Couples
-3
212
T17
Jerry Kelly
-3
212
T17
Bob Estes
-3
212
T17
Glen Day
-3
212
T17
David Frost
-3
212
22
Billy Mayfair
-2
213
T23
Paul Broadhurst
-1
214
T23
Jeff Sluman
-1
214
T23
Paul Goydos
-1
214
T23
Jeff Maggert
-1
214
T27
Doug Garwood
E
215
T27
Mark Calcavecchia
E
215
T27
David McKenzie
E
215
T27
Gene Sauers
E
215
T27
Stephen Ames
E
215
T27
Tim Petrovic
E
215
T27
Carlos Franco
E
215
T27
Fran Quinn
E
215
35
Tommy Tolles
1
216
T36
Vijay Singh
2
217
T36
Tom Byrum
2
217
T36
Kent Jones
2
217
T36
Robert Gamez
2
217
T36
Mark Brooks
2
217
T36
Mark Walker
2
217
T42
Tom Watson
3
218
T42
Hale Irwin
3
218
T44
Peter Lonard
4
219
T44
Larry Mize
4
219
T44
Joey Sindelar
4
219
T47
Kevin Sutherland
5
220
T47
Brian Henninger
5
220
T47
Grant Waite
5
220
T47
Jesper Parnevik
5
220
51
Dan Forsman
6
221
MDF
John Cook
3
146
MDF
Tommy Armour III
3
146
MDF
Loren Roberts
3
146
MDF
Sandy Lyle
3
146
MDF
Jay Haas
4
147
MDF
Steve Pate
4
147
MDF
Russ Cochran
5
148
MDF
Rocco Mediate
5
148
MDF
Willie Wood
5
148
MDF
Dudley Hart
5
148
MDF
Colin Montgomerie
5
148
MDF
Jeff Brehaut
6
149
MDF
Esteban Toledo
7
150
MDF
Lee Janzen
7
150
MDF
Darren Clarke
7
150
MDF
Jerry Smith
7
150
MDF
Todd Hamilton
7
150
MDF
Wes Short, Jr.
8
151
MDF
Blaine McCallister
8
151
MDF
Bill Glasson
8
151
MDF
Ken Green
9
152
MDF
Jay Don Blake
10
153
MDF
Bob Gilder
10
153
MDF
Scott Verplank
10
153
MDF
Chris DiMarco
10
153
MDF
Steve Lowery
11
154
MDF
Keith Huber
14
157
MDF
Charlie Rymer
16
159
WD
Mark O'Meara
--
73
DQ
Scott Simpson
--
157