Oosterhuis Wins Spalding Tourney
[From Associated Press] PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Peter Oosterhuis shot a 66 Sunday to win the $200,000 Spalding Invitational tournament with a score of 274, beating Johnny Miller by four strokes.
“Anytime you win, you feel fortunate,” Oosterhuis said. “There are a lot of good players here but a lot depends on how well they know what shots are required.”
“Two of the most important shots that I made were on the fifth and 12th hole, both par threes,” said Oosterhuis, who had nine one-putts and one three-putt.
Oosterhuis, who also won this tournament in 1983, earned $40,000, and Miller got $23,500 for second.
Going into the final round, Oosterhuis was tied with George Archer and Kathy Whitworth at 10-under par. However, he took command on the toughest stretch of the course with birdies on the eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th holes.
The Spalding Invitational
The Spalding Invitational is a non-tour professional golf tournament. The event debuted in 1972 and is now known as the Taylormade Pebble Beach Open. The 2016 purse was $300,000 with $60,000 going to the individual winner. There is also a team competition. Professionals from the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions, and Web.com Tour all compete against each other. Tee placements vary for each tour, based on average driving distances.