Late Langer Collapse Gives McCarron Win at Senior PLAYERS

Scott McCarron fired a 6-under 66 on Sunday at Caves Valley Golf Club and then watched as leader Bernhard Langer missed two short putts down the stretch to give McCarron the major championship.

With two holes to go, Langer needed only a par-par finish to capture his fourth consecutive Senior PLAYERS title. But the 59-year-old German ran out of gas, and carded a double-bogey 5 on the par-3 17th, and then lipped out a short birdie putt on 18 to finish at 1-over 73, one back of McCarron at 17-under.

Langer and Brandt Jobe started the day in what looked to be a match play for the championship, as the pair had a half-dozen shot lead over the rest of the field. But both players struggled, allowing the field to catch up, particularly McCarron and Miguel Jiminez, who also carded a 66 to move up to solo-fourth at 16-under.

Jobe shot even-par 72 to finish tied with Langer at 17-under. Steve Flesch (68) rounded out the top 5 at 13-under.

For McCarron, it’s his second win of the season, and first major as a professional. Afterwards, the 51-year-old dedicated the victory to his caddie’s father, who recently passed away.

“My caddie, Rich Mayo, his father passed away on Wednesday, Bud Mayo. So Bud this one’s for you my friend,” said an emotional McCarron, as he turned to the camera. “We miss him. He used to love watching Rich and I… So this was really special”

The win earned McCarron $420,000, which moved him into second place in the Schwab Cup race, trailing on Langer.

Champion’s Interview

Top 10

1 Scott McCarron -18
T2 Brandt Jobe -17
T2 Bernhard Langer -17
4 Miguel Jimenez -16
5 Steve Flesch -13
T6 Joe Durant -11
T6 Fred Funk -11
T6 Colin Montgomerie -11
T9 Gene Sauers -10
T9 Tommy Armour III -10
T9 Kirk Triplett -10
T9 Stephen Ames -10
T9 Kevin Sutherland -10


“To win my first major, out here on the Champions Tour, it just feels so good.”
Scott McCarron, 2017 Constellation Senior PLAYERS Champion

Final Scores, Money

Constellation Senior PLAYERS Championship
Caves Valley Golf Club, Owing Mills, MD
July 16, 2017

1Scott McCarron-18$420,000
T2Brandt Jobe-17$224,000
T2Bernhard Langer-17$224,000
4Miguel Jimenez-16$168,000
5Steve Flesch-13$134,400
T6Joe Durant-11$100,800
T6Fred Funk-11$100,800
T6Colin Montgomerie-11$100,800
T9Gene Sauers-10$67,200
T9Tommy Armour III-10$67,200
T9Kirk Triplett-10$67,200
T9Stephen Ames-10$67,200
T9Kevin Sutherland-10$67,200
T14Scott Dunlap-9$49,000
T14Tim Petrovic-9$49,000
T14Jay Haas-9$49,000
T14Corey Pavin-9$49,000
T18Paul Goydos-8$37,128
T18Wes Short, Jr.-8$37,128
T18Lee Janzen-8$37,128
T18Tom Lehman-8$37,128
T18Vijay Singh-8$37,128
T23Duffy Waldorf-7$29,400
T23Jay Don Blake-7$29,400
T23Paul Broadhurst-7$29,400
T26Doug Garwood-6$24,360
T26Kenny Perry-6$24,360
T26Fran Quinn-6$24,360
T26Esteban Toledo-6$24,360
T26Loren Roberts-6$24,360
T31Tom Pernice Jr-5$19,740
T31Billy Mayfair-5$19,740
T31David Toms-5$19,740
T31Mark Brooks-5$19,740
T35David Frost-4$15,820
T35Michael Allen-4$15,820
T35Scott Parel-4$15,820
T35Michael Bradley-4$15,820
T35Larry Mize-4$15,820
T35Jeff Maggert-4$15,820
T41Joey Sindelar-3$12,600
T41Ian Woosnam-3$12,600
T41Glen Day-3$12,600
T41Mark Calcavecchia-3$12,600
T41Tom Byrum-3$12,600
T46Billy Andrade-2$10,080
T46Rod Spittle-2$10,080
T46Willie Wood-2$10,080
T46Woody Austin-2$10,080
T50Jerry Kelly-1$7,840
T50Brian Henninger-1$7,840
T50John Daly-1$7,840
T50Neal Lancaster-1$7,840
T54Scott VerplankE$6,020
T54John RieggerE$6,020
T54Marco DawsonE$6,020
T54Carlos FrancoE$6,020
T54Jesper ParnevikE$6,020
T54Greg KraftE$6,020
T60Rocco Mediate1$4,760
T60Roger Chapman1$4,760
T60Jim Carter1$4,760
T63Miguel Angel Martin2$3,640
T63Mike Goodes2$3,640
T63Brad Bryant2$3,640
T63Todd Hamilton2$3,640
T63Jerry Smith2$3,640
T68Steve Pate3$2,716
T68Jose Maria Olazabal3$2,716
70Mark O'Meara4$2,464
T71Russ Cochran6$2,128
T71Olin Browne6$2,128
T71Jeff Sluman6$2,128
74Tom Kite7$1,848
75Steve Lowery13$1,736
T76Bob Tway14$1,568
T76Jose Coceres14$1,568
78Joe Daley17$1,400

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Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.


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