Loren Roberts - March 20, 2012


Loren Roberts won the Toshiba Classic on the Champions Tour on Sunday for his 13th career Champions Tour win. The difficult conditions in Newport Beach improved Roberts’ chances in his opinion because he knew the tournament would come down to a putting contest and he feels very confident about his putting.

Lately, he has been struggling with a left miss on his putts but he worked on his routine and started putting his hands a bit further ahead of the ball. He found that that change fixed the problem and he had a great week on the greens.

He was a club pro for five years before achieving his dream of joining the PGA TOUR. While he admitted that it would have been difficult to go back to being a club pro, he is very happy to be making a living playing golf and being able to have your first PGA TOUR win come in the Arnold Palmer Invitational is very special.

The competitive age keeps getting pushed back on the Champions Tour and as seen with Tom Watson and Hale Irwin, he feels that players can be competitive when you are close to 60 years old or older. That is good news for him because he has a few years to go before turning 60.