Paul Broadhurst captured his second senior major after dominating the final day’s play at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, winning by four strokes.
The 52-year-old Midlander started the week with a one-over-par 71, recovered with a second round 66, and played his final two rounds 15 under par, with scores of 64 and 63, to finish on a joint-record low total of 19 under for the tournament.
Broadhurst, who won the Senior Open at Carnoustie in 2016, started the final day at Harbor Shores two strokes behind Tim Petrovic and Scott McCarron, and immediately made his move with a birdie on the first hole. He drew level at the turn with a birdie on the ninth, moving to 15 under par alongside Petrovic. Both reached 16 under par with birdies on the tenth, before Broadhurst pulled away with a birdie on the 12th.
Broadhurst had a two-stroke lead after Petrovic dropped a shot on the 16th, and he increased that to three with a birdie on the par-three 17th. He then finished in incredible fashion with a 40-foot birdie putt at the last.
“It’s not very often you shoot 66 on a Friday, better it Saturday, and then better that Sunday. So yeah, it’s been a special week,” said Broadhurst, who has now won seven times on the over-50s circuit. “It’s obviously up there with the Senior Open, but I couldn’t choose between the two. I just wish I was playing like this on the European Tour 20 years ago!”
Further down the leaderboard, Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiménez finished fifth, with Colin Montgomerie and Chris Williams a shot further back in sixth.