Round 4 Notebook: JELD-WEN Tradition

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August 22, 2010
PGA TOUR staff

Weather: A mix of sun and clouds with highs only reaching the mid-60s. Winds were light and variable.

• Final Leaderboard: 1 -- Fred Funk (276/-12); T2 -- Michael Allen & Chien-soon Lu (277/-11); T4 -- Mark Calcavecchia & Tom Lehman (278/-10); T6 -- Tommy Armour III, Mark Wiebe, John Cook & J.L. Lewis (279/-9).

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Fred Funk's 12-foot birdie putt at No. 16 gave him a one-stroke lead over Michael Allen and the 54-year-old Funk made it hold up for a one stroke victory over Allen and Chien-soon Lu. Funk's decisive birdie came moments after he missed a 5-footer for birdie at No. 15. He was among a handful of players who were battling throughout the afternoon. Tom Lehman, the 54-hole leader led by as much as two strokes early on before he relinquished his lead for good with a double bogey at No. 7. The leaderboard see-sawed back and forth the remainder of the round before Funk took the lead for good at No. 16. Allen had moved into sole possession of the lead minutes earlier with a birdie at No. 15, but followed with a bogey at No. 16.

• With his win, Funk claims the JELD-WEN Tradition for the second time in the last three years (he won in 2008) and also wins his third major title in the last three years. He won the 2009 U.S. Senior Open at Crooked Stick in suburban Indianapolis.

• The victory was the sixth of his Champions Tour career and he has now won at least one event for five straight years. He earns a check for $392,000 as well as 784 points in the season-long Charles Schwab Cup race. He increased his season earnings to $835,741 (9 th ) and moves into fourth place on the Charles Schwab Cup list with 1,193 points.

• Funk led all players in driving accuracy, hitting 54 of 56 fairways (96.4%).

• Funk's winning score of 12-under-par 276 was the highest winning score since the event moved to Oregon in 2003.

Bernhard Langer fell short in his bid for a third consecutive major championship in 2010, finishing T10 after a final-round 1-over-par 73. Langer still earned 116 Charles Schwab Cup points to increase his lead over Fred Couples to 513 points (2,506 to 1,993). Tom Lehman remained in third place with 1,421, but Fred Funk moved into fourth place with 1,193 and John Cook remained in fifth with 1,141.

Mark Calcavecchia made a late run to finish T4. He fired a 6-under-par 66, the low round of the day, and his round included birdies on four of the last five holes.

• After playing No. 4 in 6-over-par the previous three days, Michael Allen finally got the monkey off his back with a birdie in the final round. Allen easily led all players with 24 birdies in the tournament, four more than Mark Calcavecchia.

• Chien-soon Lu continues to enjoy an impressive rookie year on the Champions Tour. Lu, who earned the final conditionally-exempt spot at last year's Q-School, finished T2 on Sunday and has now earned $681,478 which just about assures him a spot in the top 30 and fully-exempt status in 2011. This was Lu's sixth top-10 finish in 11 starts.

Tom Lehman and John Cook each went over the $1 million mark in season earnings on Sunday. Cook has now earned $1,009,813, while Lehman is now at $1,002,685. This is the third straight year Cook has hit the $1 million mark and so far in 2010 five players have hit that figure.

• Rookie J.L. Lewis finished T6 for his best effort in four appearances this year.

• Defending champion Mike Reid finished T47.

• The field averaged 71.939 for the tournament, a slight increase from last year's average of 71.712.

• Hole No. 17 finished as the most difficult hole with an average score of 3.206. There were just 18 birdies for the four rounds. No. 2 and No. 1 ranked as the two easiest holes.

Loren Roberts and Tom Watson saw their streaks of consecutive top-10 finishes in this event end at three. Each finished T15 this week.

• Oregon's Bob Gilder played in his 47 th consecutive major championship on the Champions Tour, the best current streak in that category.

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