Kansas City native Tom Watson fell short, just barely short, of winning the Champions Tour event at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kansas on Monday. Instead, Watson, Dana Quigley and Gil Morgan played a playoff hole to decide the rain-shortened event. Quigley birdied the first sudden death hole to win the event.
Watson had a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation, which would have won the championship, but it died just shy of the hole. Watson, Quigley and Morgan finished six under par after 36 holes. Rain washed away the third round.
This marks Quigley’s second win at this tournament. In 2000, when the circuit was called the Senior PGA Tour and the tournament was held in Kansas City, Missouri, Quigley pulled in $195,000 for his victory. That year, he edged out Watson by one shot.
Jack Nicklaus, who designed the course, shot 73 in both rounds to finish tied for 64th. He hinted that this may be his last pro tournament.