Harrington tops Stricker, wins US Senior

(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Padraig Harrington knew the U.S. Senior Open was in his hands Sunday with a five-shot lead. Part of him hoped for an easy day, a chance to wave to the gallery and maybe even show off with some aggressive play that wouldn't cost him.

He got the win. It was a lot harder than he wanted.

Harrington went from a six-shot lead at the turn to holding off Steve Stricker, and he delivered with a 30-foot birdie putt and three tough lag putts for par to capture his first senior win.


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