Bart Bryant shot a bogey-free 65 on Sunday to finish 16-under par and secure a one-shot victory over Michael Bradley at the 2018 DICK’S Sporting Goods Open.
Bryant entered the day two shots back of Bradley, but after turning in 4-under 32 and adding two more birdies on Nos. 10 and 11, he was one shot ahead of his playing partner.
Leading by one on the 18th, Bryant hit his approach to 40 feet while Bradley was just six feet away from a birdie, and a potential playoff. Bryant, though, drained his long-bomb birdie putt to secure the victory. Bradley made his putt to finish one back at 15-under par.
The win was Bryant’s second of his Champions Tour career – both titles coming at the DSGO, five years apart (2013, 2018). Bryant earned $307,500 for the victory, and improved to 15th in the Charles Schwab Cup standings.
Tom Gillis (67) and Marco Dawson (68) finished T3 at 13-under par, one ahead of Paul Goydos (65), Kenny Perry (67) and Mark Calcavecchia (67), who tied for fifth.
FINAL TOP 5
POS-PLAYER-SCORE (FINAL ROUND)
1. Bart Bryant -16 (-7)
2. Michael Bradley -15 (-4)
3. Tom Gillis -13 (-5)
3. Marco Dawson -13 (-4)
5. Paul Goydos -12 (-7)
5. Kenny Perry -12 (-5)
5. Mark Calcavecchia -12 (-5)
Talk about the emotion of sinking the putt on 18.
BART BRYANT: It felt good, it really did. He hit a great shot in there. He went after the pin, which he had to do, and I think he was going to make that. He made it, but I think had I missed, he would have made it, so I think I was headed for a playoff. I gave it a good run.
But to make a putt like that to win a tournament, there’s a little bit of luck involved and it was just kind of my day. I played awfully well, I didn’t hit a bad shot today. I played conservatively, a little bit conservative coming in, but smart. You know, it got the job done. Very pleased with the way everything went
Credit: PGA Tour Media, WNBF News