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Paul Joins Exclusive Club at Pebble Beach

Paul Broadhurst birdied the par-5 18th at Pebble Beach on Sunday to win the PGA TOUR Champions' Nature Valley First Tee Open.

The Senior British Open winner at Carnoustie in July, made a 6-foot birdie putt on 18 after running his first attempt past the hole for his first victory on PGA TOUR Champions.

The 51-year-old Englishman finished with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer and playing partner Kevin Sutherland. Broadhurst joined Ben Hogan and Tom Watson as the only players to win at both Pebble Beach and Carnoustie.

"Obviously, the scoreboards are all around the last four holes so I was well aware of what was going on and knew I needed to birdie the last to avoid a playoff," Broadhurst said. "Probably hit two of the best shots I've ever hit up 18. Perfect tee shot and a really good utility into the green just on the front edge. I managed to two-putt from 30 feet, so yeah, absolutely delighted."

Langer birdied the last for a 66, and Sutherland birdied the final two holes for a 70. Sutherland, from Sacramento, missed a chance to win the home event for this first senior title.

"I waited to the end to make some birdies but better late than never, I guess," said Sutherland, a stroke ahead of Broadhurst entering the round. "One thing about Pebble, I didn't get the first seven holes. I didn't make any birdies on those holes, so it kind of gets you behind a little bit. But I played the back side solid, so it's a little disappointing coming up one short."Joe Durant bogeyed the 18th -- lipping out a 3-footer -- for a 67 to finish fourth at 9 under.

Broadhurst finished at 11-under 204 for two rounds at Pebble Beach and one at Poppy Hills. He won six times on the European Tour and played in the 1991 Ryder Cup.

"It certainly felt more relaxed today, definitely," Broadhurst said. "I don't know if it's because you're older or whether it's experience or just getting in the frame at the British recently helped an awful lot, but I felt fairly comfortable. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous, but I felt fairly comfortable out there apart from 14, which I made a bit of a mess of."

Paul now heads to Canada to take part in the Pacific Links Championship before heading back to Europe for a week at home, well played Paul from everyone at Champions of Golf.