Trailing by one shot to start the final round, Mark Calcavecchia birdied 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 to surge ahead. Adding a birdie and a pitch-in for eagle on the back nine, he matched the competitive course record with an 8-under 64 to win by four at the Montreal Championship at the 6,950-yard Vallee du Richelieu Vercheres, in Quebec, Canada.
The 52-year-old was bogey-free over the weekend, recording 11 birdies and the eagle for his second Champions Tour title at 16 under (69-67-64). For the tournament he was T2 in putts per round with 25, and he hit a number of wedges close to the hole. “It was a phenomenal week around the greens for me. My short game was as good as it’s ever been. I spent a lot of time chipping this week and it paid off.” He said closing out the win felt special. “Every time you get the job done, it means a lot and it can only help me the rest of the year.”
Calcavecchia earned $270,000, pushing him over $700,000 on the season. He relied on PING technology that included a G20 driver (8.5º), i20 irons 3-6; S56 irons 7-PW, Eye2 XG LW, Eye2 Dot SW, and an Anser 3 Milled putter