David Toms follows the flight of his shot off the first tee during the final round of the U.S. Senior Open golf tournament at The Broadmoor Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

2 putts: Toms rolls in 2 huge ones to win US Senior Open

July 01, 2018 - 8:57 pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — David Toms made one long putt to take the lead, then another one to preserve it on his way to a one-shot victory Sunday at the U.S. Senior Open.

Toms sank a 15-foot birdie on the par-3 16th hole at the Broadmoor to take the lead, then held on with a 20-foot downhill make after laying up from a fairway bunker on the 17th hole.

He saved par with a downhill knee-knocker from 3 feet on No. 18 to close out the round of even-par 70. Toms finished 3-under 277 to edge Jerry Kelly, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tim Petrovic.

Jimenez (69) and Petrovic (70) each made birdies on the 18th to get to 2 under.

Kelly (72) led after the first three rounds, but finished the tournament without making a putt over 12 feet.

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