Simpson wins First Tee Open

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

Former US Open champion Scott Simpson registered a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas and Danny Edwards at the First Tee Open on Sunday.

Pebble Beach, California:

Former US Open champion Scott Simpson made an 8-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole for a 4-under 68 and a one-stroke victory over Jay Haas and Danny Edwards at the First Tee Open on Sunday. Simpson, who began the final round trailing Tom Kite by two strokes, captured his first Champions Tour title with a 12-under 204 total. "Thirty-six holes at Pebble Beach without a bogey, that's pretty cool," said Simpson, who was bogey-free in the opening and final rounds. "It's unbelievable. It's a dream come true." Simpson, who claimed the 1987 US Open with a one-stroke margin over Tom Watson at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, had to wait for a few groups, including Haas and Edwards, who both missed mid-length putts to tie for the lead. Edwards, who had a final-round 68, and Haas, who shot a 70, finished at 205. Massy Kuramoto, who began the final round seven shots off the lead, carded a 65 for the day's best round and finished alone at 206. Kite, who had a final-round 73, and Eduardo Romero, who shot 71, were at 207. The 50-year-old Simpson, a seven-time US PGA Tour winner, joined the Champions Tour late last season and played in four events. Simpson also played in nine US PGA Tour events last season and two Nationwide Tour events in 2005. Simpson earned $300,000, the second-largest paycheck of his US PGA Tour and Champions Tour careers. (AP)

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