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Joe Durant wins PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic

By The Associated Press
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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Joe Durant birdied the final two holes — and got some help from Steve Stricker — to win the PGA Tour Champions' Chubb Classic.
 
Durant shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday for a four-stroke victory over Stricker, David Toms, Lee Janzen, Billy Mayfair and Tim Petrovic.
 
Tied with Durant with two holes left, Stricker dropped a stroke back when Durant birdied the par-5 17th. On the par-4 18th, Stricker hit into the water and made a double bogey for a three-shot swing.
 
The 53-year-old Durant closed with a 15-footer to finish at 19-under 197 on TwinEagles' Talon course. He earned $240,000 for his third victory on the 50-and-over tour after winning four PGA Tour titles.
 
The 50-year-old Stricker shot 70. He made his first start of the year on the senior tour after playing six tournaments last year — a runner-up finish in his debut along with three third-places ties.
 
Durant eagled the par-5 13th and birdied the par-4 14th to take the lead at 18 under, then dropped into a tie with the bogey on the par-3 16th and Stricker's birdie on the hole.
 
Mayfair and Petrovic shot 64, Toms had a 65, and Janzen a 68.
 
Scott McCarron was 14 under after a 68.
 
John Daly had a hole-in-one in a 67 to get to 13 under. He used an 8-iron on the 16th for the ace.
 
 
First-round leader Miguel Angel Jimenez was ninth at 12 under after a 72.
 
 
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