Ken Green doesn't hide his feelings about anything, but even he had to bite his tongue before he could collect the first-place money in the Greater Greensboro Open at Greensboro, N.C.
"Sometimes, you get these feelings, but I couldn't come here and tell you that I had this feeling," Green said after his two-shot victory in the $1 million GGO."I could sit here and say `Yeah, I think I'm going to win' and when I don't, I look like a jackass," he said. "Sometimes, even I have to keep some things to myself."
Green opened slowly, with a 1-over par 73. He rallied into contention with consecutive rounds of 66 and rolled into the lead after three rounds. He closed with an even-par 72 to turn back John Huston and take $180,000 for his 277 total.
"You never know if you're going to win, but I felt like I was going to be up there," Green said.
Leading by two shots going into the last round, Green three-putted from 75 feet on the third hole while Huston hit a 3-iron shot to within five feet of the hole on No. 2. for birdie and an eventual tie after three holes.
Huston lost the tie when he was long on a 7-iron for bogey at four. He birdied five and seven, but his propserity ended and he finished the round in regulation.
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At Sarasota, Fla., Dave Hill shot 66 and Chi Chi Rodriguez had 68 Sunday to lead the U.S. team to a decisive victory over the International team and a second straight Chrysler Cup seniors golf championship.
The four-day tournament had 100 total points available and the United States finished with a commanding 71.
The United States held a 17-point lead entering the final day of competition.
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And at Gulfport, Fla., Betsy King shot a 6-under-par 66 Sunday to overcome a four-stroke deficit, then beat third-round leader Lynn Adams with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the $250,000 USX Classic.
King's final round, the lowest of the day by two strokes, allowed her to catch Adams on the 17th hole when she dropped an 8-foot birdie putt. Adams scrambled for a par on the 18th hole to set up the playoff.