BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Scott McCarron eagled the par-5 18th hole Sunday to win the Allianz Championship for his third PGA Champions Tour victory in his last 17 starts.
The 51-year-old McCarron hit a 7-iron shot from 179 yards to 6 feet to set up the eagle, his second of the day after an 80-foot putt on the par-5 seventh. He closed with a 5-under 67 for a one-stroke victory over Kenny Perry and Carlos Franco.
“All wins are exciting, but this one, to be able to finish it off the way I did, really something special,” McCarron said. “It was a very good day. I stayed very patient.”
McCarron finished at 17-under 199 on The Old Course at Broken Sound. He opened with consecutive 66s to take a share of the lead into the final round.
The three-time PGA Tour winner hit the shot of the week to set up the winning eagle.
“As soon as I hit it, I couldn’t see it at all, just went right in the sun, so I had no idea, but it felt good,” McCarron said. “It was one of those that just felt right on the button and I was able to hear the crowd cheering and I knew it was at least inside 10 feet and I was pleasantly…