Joe Daley stuns big names for Senior Players title

7:59 PM, Jul 1, 2012   |    comments
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Joe Daley began the week with no status on the Champions Tour. He ended it a major champion.

Daley trumped some of the biggest names in golf on Sunday to win the Senior Players Championship, the third major this season on the Champions Tour.

Daley, who shared the third-round lead, shot a 2-under 68 and won by two strokes at Fox Chapel Golf Club. He finished at 14-under 266.

"(It feels) like jumping out of an airplane," Daley said in a televised interview. "Except I'm not going 120 miles an hour."

Tom Lehman, who won the Tradition, the second major this year, birdied the last for a 1-under 69. He took second at minus-12.

Olin Browne, the reigning U.S. Senior Open winner, who had a 62 on Friday, fired a 5-under 65 Sunday to sneak into third at 11-under par.

Mark Calcavecchia, who shared the overnight lead with Daley, struggled to a 2- over 72 and tied for fourth with last year's winner, Fred Couples, who shot a 1-over 71 as the final member of the final threesome. The pair finished at 10- under 270.

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