Bryant wins Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
ENDICOTT (AP) — Bart Bryant made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open for the second time in six years.
With playing partner Michael Bradley facing a 7-foot birdie putt that he would make, the 55-year-old Bryant rolled in the left-to-right breaking putt for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory.
“It felt good. It really did,” Bryant said. “He hit a great shot in there. He went after the pin, which he had to do. … I gave it a good run. But to make a putt like that to win a tournament, there’s a little bit of luck involved and it was just kind of my day. … I’ve had putts made on me on 18 to lose before, so it’s nice to be on the other end of the stick this time.”
Bradley, the second-round leader, bogeyed the par-4 15th in a 68.
Bryant finished at 16-under 200. The three-time PGA Tour winner’s only senior victories have come at En-Joie, the site of the PGA Tour’s B.C. Open from 1972-2005.
Tom Gillis (67) and Marco Dawson (68) tied for third at 13 under, a stroke ahead of Paul Goydos (65), Kenny Perry (67) and Mark Calcavecchia (67).