Knocking on the Door

CO Golf Hall of Famer Jobe falls just short at another senior major, placing 2nd at Senior Players

by Gary Baines - 7/16/2017

Brandt Jobe recorded another stellar showing in a senior major, but he didn't leave the course smiling on Sunday.

The Colorado Golf Hall of Famer tied for second on Sunday at the Constellation Senior Players Championship in Baltimore. The former Coloradan has clearly become one of the top players on the PGA Tour Champions circuit. In nine senior majors since turning 50 two years ago, Jobe owns five top-five performances and six top-10s. He was third two weeks ago in the U.S. Senior Open. Jobe captured his first Champions title last month in Des Moines, Iowa.

The oppotunity for a victory in a senior major was very much there down the stretch on Sunday in Baltimore. He shared the lead after the first hole of the final round and had chances late in the round to force a playoff.

On the 17th hole, trailing by one with leader Bernhard Langer in the water off the tee, Jobe was in the greenside bunker. But he left his sand shot in the rough short of the green, then hit his pitch 20 feet by the hole. He had to make a 20-foot putt to save a bogey, while Langer carded a double on the par-3.

Then on 18, trailing his former UCLA teammate Scott McCarron by one, Jobe gave himself a 20-foot birdie attempt to force sudden death, but he just missed. Langer did the same, giving McCarron the title.

After going 66-68-65 the first three rounds, Jobe (pictured) shot an even-par 72 on Sunday to finish with a 17-under 271 total.

The former Coloradan jumped into fifth place on the 2017 PGA Tour Champions money list with $1,064,585.

Elway Finishes 9th, Spiranac 14th in American Century Celebrity Tourney: Elsewhere on Sunday, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway finished in a familiar spot at the American Century Championship near Lake Tahoe, Nev. The Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback tied for ninth place, marking his 14th top-10 showing at the celebrity tournament. His best performance was a runner-up in 2010.

Elway racked up 52 points over three rounds in the modified Stableford format, ending up 21 behind winner Mark Mulder. He shot medal-play scores of 74-76-75, making four birdies on Sunday.

Former Coloradan Paige Spiranac, the 2015 CWGA Match Play champion and one of a handful of women competitors in the American Century Championship this year, placed 14th on Sunday following a final-round 71 that included four birdies. She posted 50 points after rounds of 76-80-71.

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