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Roberts 3rd at Senior U.S. Open

The final round of the Senior US Open had plenty of surprises. Germantown's Loren Roberts was in the thick of it, battling the legendary Tom Watson. But it doesn't end the way you might think.   Roberts came in to the final round 3 strokes back of Watson. The par 3 7th...Roberts likes it...and watch the kick this ball takes winds up about 5 feet away, he'd sink that for birdie and pulls into a tie with Watson at 6 under. Then the trouble began for both of them.

Roberts made bogies on eight and nine after some errant approach shots...and he would NOT make another birdie in the round en route to a 74. Roberts finished 3rd at 2 under. Watson fell apart on the back nine with a double bogeys on 11, 15 and 18.  It's a major flame out for Watson, he fired a 6 over 78 and wound up 4th at 1 under par.  That opened the door for Brad Bryant. With only one win in two decades on the regular tour, Bryant now has some serious hardware. A final round 68 got him to 6 under par to win the Senior U.S. Open. Ben Crenshaw was 2nd at 3 under. 

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