Any sport can be humbling, but especially when you're the only one playing it. For a golfer there's no team to share the joy when you're ON or the HEARTACHE when you're not. Loren Roberts' 62 yesterday at the Senior U.S. Open was the lowest round ever in an Open. But he followed it up Sunday with a 3 over par 73.
Roberts came into the final round 3 strokes behind Tom Watson for the lead. But things went wrong from the start. On the par 3, 2nd hole, his tee shot caught the false front and rolled back to about 70 feet away. He would 3 putt for a bogie, something rare for the Boss of the Moss. By the time he reached 18 he was out of it. He pared 18 and wound up with an 11 shot swing from yesterday. Roberts finished tied for 8th at 2 under overall.
Allen Doyle, with a final round 68, was two stokes better than Watson and defended his U.S Open title. Bruce LIETZKE and Peter JACOBSEN tie for 3rd at 5 under.