Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Maggert Wins First Major Title

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Golf Roundup: Maggert Wins First Major Title

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Maggert wins first major on the Champions Tour

Jeff Maggert captured the Regions Tradition on Sunday for his first Champions Tour major title, beating Kevin Sutherland with a 3- foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff.

Maggert missed from a similar distance on No. 17 and failed to hole other modest putts over the final nine holes in a day-long, back-and-forth Shoal Creek scramble.

"No one likes to miss 3-footers," Maggert said. "It doesn't matter if you're a 20-handicapper or a golf pro. When you miss a few of them, you start to second-guess yourself. On 18, I said, 'Hey, you missed it, no big deal, on 17. Let's just go to your routine and your game plan and try to put a good stroke on it.'

"I was nervous, shaking a little bit."

It didn't show in his stroke on the straight-on putt.

Sutherland two-putted for bogey to set up Maggert for the winning shot on the 18th hole. …

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