Seniors Head to Mexico


The Audi Senior Classic isnt a big-time event on the Senior PGA Tour schedule. In fact, its only been in existence for three years. But no tournament means more than this one to Mike McCullough.
McCullough won for the first time in 178 starts on the senior circuit last year in Puebla, Mexico. The now 56-year-old fired three straight rounds of 4-under-par 68 at the La Vista Country Club to win by one shot over Jim Colbert, who shot a second-round 62, and Bob Eastwood.
McCullough's victory was not only his first on the Senior Tour, but it was his first in 612 PGA Tour-sanctioned events ' 401 on the PGA Tour and 33 on the Buy.Com Tour.
After all the trouble to finally break through, McCullough collected victory No. 2 just four starts later in the Emerald Coast Classic.
The Ohio native will have to defend his title at a different venue. This years event will be contested at the par-72 Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico City.
The purse is $1.5 million, with $225,000 going to the winner.
Hubert Green won the inaugural event in 2000 by a smooth five strokes. McCulloughs win was much more closely contested.
McCullough trailed playing companions Colbert and Eastwood by one shot heading to the 53rd hole. McCullough sank a 12-foot birdie putt, while Colbert and Eastwood each made bogey.
Now leading by one with one hole to play, McCullough nailed a four-foot par putt at the last for victory.
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