UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio — Gene Sauers closed with a 1-under 69 and took advantage of another collapse by Miguel Angel Jimenez to win the rain-delayed U.S. Senior Open on Monday for his first senior victory.
The 53-year-old from Georgia finished with three straight pars to go from a one-shot deficit to a one-shot victory over Jimenez and Billy Mayfair at Scioto Country Club.
It capped a remarkable comeback for Sauers, who nearly died from a rare disease 10 years ago and was out of golf for seven years with pain so severe there were times he couldn't even get off the couch.
"It hasn't sunk in yet," he said. "It's been a long time, and I'm at a loss for...