Stewart Cink won the British Open, beating 59-year-old Tom Watson in a playoff on Sunday. Watson went to the 72 nd hole of the tournament with a one shot lead and needed just a par to win his 9 th career major but he bogeyed to send The Open into a playoff. Cink ran over Watson in the four hole playoff and captured his first Major championship. Wisconsin native Steve Stricker finished tied for 52 nd at plus-9
Closer to home, Bo Van Pelt won the U.S. Bank Championship at Brown Deer Park by topping John Mallinger on the 2 nd playoff hole. Both golfers finished their 72 holes at -13. Wisconsin native Jerry Kelly finished 3 rd , a shot back at minus 12 for the event.