Monday Qualifier to Sunday Champion: Dicky Pride Wins Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Dicky Pride Wins PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf
Dicky Pride celebrates after winning the PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf on May 16, 2021 in Duluth, GA. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Dicky Pride shot a Sunday round of 5-under 67 to claim a three-stroke victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic.

The 51-year-old Pride, who was a Monday qualifier, finished his third day at TPC Sugarloaf with six birdies against one bogey to reach 11-under par.

“Oh, it’s huge. I’ve now won on all three tours, which is something I always wanted to do and I always wanted to say,” said Pride, whose lone PGA Tour win came in 1994 in Memphis.

“I put in a lot of hard work. I really am appreciative of all of people that have helped me. Warren Stephens and Stephens Incorporated, Terry Pollock and Curtis Jeffries over there.

“First and foremost, my wife, Kim, and our kids, Isabelle and Fletcher. Danny Snyder, the list goes on and on. John O’Leary, Brian Corn, Wayne Flint, Bob Rotella. So many people that helped me.”

Stephen Ames and Kirk Triplett matched cards of 2-under 70 to finished T2 on 8 under, alongside Paul Goydos, who shot 72.

One further back was the trio of Brett Quigley (68), Doug Barron (69) and Billy Andrade (72) who tied for fifth-place.

The win was Pride’s first on the Champions Tour, and third of his golf career – he owns a previous win on both the PGA Tour (1994) and Web.com Tour (2015). He is now fully exempted on the senior circuit.

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