ORLANDO, Fla. -- Larry Nelson won the Del Webb Father-Son
Challenge for the second time with a different son, teaming with
29-year-old Josh for a second straight 12-under 60 and a two-shot
The Nelsons' eagle-par-birdie finish gave them a 24-under 120 in
the scramble format at ChampionsGate Resort, holding off a strong
charge from Bob and Kevin Tway, who closed with a 59. The Tways
were the runner-up for the second straight year.
Nelson, a three-time major champion, also won the Father-Son
Challenge three years ago with Drew, his oldest son. He joined Floyd
as the only players to win this tournament with different sons.
Floyd won three times with Raymond Jr. and twice with Robert.
Josh Nelson, an entrepreneur from Atlanta who plays off a plus-2
handicap, did most of the work Saturday. In the final round, it was
Dad's turn to carry the load. Larry Nelson hit a 2-iron hybrid to 5
feet at the difficult 220-yard 14th for birdie, and he hit the same
club to 18 feet, making the putt for eagle on the 510-yard 16th.
"He just doesn't fold under pressure,'' Josh Nelson said. "I
feel he rises to the occasion. That's why he's a three-time major
Larry Nelson earned $200,000, more money than he made in 18
events on the Champions Tour this year. His son is an amateur who
is not allowed to accept more than $750 in prize money.
The Tways had a great opportunity to make a move at No. 16 after
Kevin, a freshman at Oklahoma State and former U.S. Junior Amateur
champion, knocked his approach to 12 feet. Both narrowly missed the
eagle putt. The son's eagle putt grazed the left edge of the cup,
and Tway's putt powered around the right lip.
"I'll take a 59 every time,'' Bob Tway said. "We just dug
ourselves too deep a hole yesterday. I think we were just trying
The Tways were 3 under through 12 holes of the two-day
tournament, and played the final 24 holes in 19 under.
Bernhard and Stefan Langer, the two-time defending champions,
shot 63 and tied for ninth at 17-under 127 in the 18-team field
that features major champions and their sons.