Saving his best for last Scott McCarron eagled the par 5 18th hole to win the Champions Tour stop, Allianz Championship Sunday afternoon in Boca Raton, FL.
Coming down to the end, McCarron was jockeying for the win with Tom Pernice. Pernice squandered any chance with a bogey, double bogey, bogey over a three hole stretch from 14-16 taking him out of the mix. That set the stage for the drama at the last.
Needing birdie to tie Carlos Franco and Kenny Perry at -16 in clubhouse for a potential payoff, McCarron knocked his approach fro 178 yards in inside of 10 feet and set the stage for his championship winning putt:
"Well that feels good."
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) February 12, 2017
It’s the third Champions Tour victory for McCarron, who is also now calling USGA championship golf events as an analyst on Fox Sports, as well.
About 30 minutes earlier, Perry had a chance to post -17 and the outright lead in the house, but his eagle putt just missed by inches and he tapped in for birdie carding a final round 66. Franco also birdied 18 shooting 65, but like Perry, could only watch the former UCLA star, McCarron, come through in the clutch.
Defending champ Esteban Toledo also finished with a 66 and at -14 finished in a tie for 6th.