DULUTH, Ga. — Monday qualifier Dicky Pride received the Mitsubishi Electrical Traditional on Sunday for his first PGA Tour Champions title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a 3-stroke victory.
Making his eleventh senior begin, the 51-year-old Pleasure had six birdies in an 11-hole stretch earlier than dropping a stroke on the par-4 fifteenth. He parred the ultimate three to win at TPC Sugarloaf every week after contending within the main Areas Custom in his house state of Alabama.
“I’m simply thrilled. I’m so excited,” Pleasure stated. “Final week was actually disappointing with a horrible ultimate spherical in Birmingham, my house state. I actually put a whole lot of strain on myself to play effectively and actually did not. So I got here this week, was in a position to qualify and performed actually flawless over there. Then to place three rounds collectively.”
Pleasure is the 14th open qualifier to win on the tour and the 18th participant to win no less than as soon as on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and Korn Ferry Tour.
“It is big,” Pleasure stated. “I’ve now received on all three excursions, which is one thing I all the time needed to do and I all the time needed to say. I put in a whole lot of laborious work. I actually am appreciative of all of people who have helped me.”
Pleasure completed at 11-under 205. He received the 1994 St. Jude Traditional as a rookie for his lone PGA Tour title and likewise received a Korn Ferry Tour occasion in Oregon in 2015.
“This one means loads as a result of it was loads tougher, it was loads tougher for me,” Pleasure stated. “After I received Memphis in ’94, I used to be younger, naive, and ignorance is bliss. It actually ranks up there, means one thing, loads to me.”
After a gap 71, Pleasure had the most effective scores within the discipline the final two days, additionally taking pictures a 67 on Saturday to drag inside two strokes of Goydos.
“I performed the primary day with Stephen Ames and Paul Goydos, and I shot 1 below and I felt like I used to be enjoying horrible,” Pleasure stated. “They’re like, ‘No, you are tied for twelfth.’ So, I actually performed effectively all week and simply stored targeted on attempting to get extra birdies.”