SUNNINGDALE, England — Stephen Dodd birdied the ultimate gap to win the Senior British Open by one stroke on Sunday, holding off challenges from Miguel Angel Jimenez and Darren Clarke to safe his first main title.
The 55-year-old Welshman closed with a 2-under 68 at Sunningdale for a four-day whole of 13-under 267. Jimenez, the 2018 winner, shot 65 to complete at 12 below, whereas Clarke (67) was one other shot behind.
Dodd equaled the low spherical within the historical past of the event on Saturday with an 8-under 62 that gave him a two-shot lead heading into the ultimate spherical of the final senior main championship of the yr.
Defending champion Bernhard Langer (68) was fourth, one other two photographs again. The 63-year-old Langer received in 2019 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes for his fourth victory within the occasion. Final yr’s event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Two-time British Open champion Ernie Els (72) tied for eighth.
A 3-time European Tour winner, Dodd made his senior debut on the Senior British Open in 2016, when he had his beforehand finest end on the occasion, a share of 14th place.