Paul Broadhurst wins Senior British Open at Carnoustie

Updated: July 24, 2016, 5:00 PM ET
Associated Press

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Paul Broadhurst won the Senior British Open on Sunday at Carnoustie for his first senior major title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a two-stroke victory over Scott McCarron.

The 50-year-old Broadhurst overcame an opening 75 to become the third English player to win a PGA Tour Champions major, joining Mark James and Roger Chapman. Broadhurst also is the first player to win the event in his debut since Fred Couples in 2012 at Turnberry.

Broadhurst shot a 66 on Friday and a 68 on Saturday to enter the final round four strokes behind leader Miguel Angel Jimenez. McCarron bogeyed the par-3 16th and par-4 18th in his 69.

Broadhurst earned $279,144, a full PGA Tour Champions exemption through the 2017 season, a spot in the 2017 British Open at Royal Birkdale and a five-year exemption into the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hawaii. Jimenez had a 75 to drop into a tie for third with Magnus Atlevi (67) at 8 under.


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