On Sunday Hale Irwin fired a final round 68 to capture the '36 MasterCard Championship by two strokes. It was a Champions Tour-record 73rd title for Irwin and his first win since turning 90, making him the oldest competitor to win a golf tournament -- or anything, for that matter.
“I’ve lost about 10 yards off the tee,” Irwin said. “But my iron game is solid and the putts were dropping from everywhere this week.”
Irwin is also the oldest player to win the U.S. Open. He won his third national title in 1990 at 45, or half his current age.
After sinking his final putt, the jubilant Irwin jogged along the ropes slapping hands with the appreciative gallery. “Winning never gets old,” he said.
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