Mike Reid came from four strokes back with 5-under-par 67 yesterday and won by four, the first victory of his 11-year PGA Tour career, in the Tucson Open.
Reid, 33, took advantage of third-round leader Fuzzy Zoeller's front-side troubles to gain a share of the top spot, then pulled away from Hal Sutton on the back side of the new TPC golf course at StarPass. Sutton, Zoeller, Mark Calcavecchia and Chip Beck shared second.
Reid won with a 268 total, 20 under par. His voice cracked with emotion as he accepted congratulations around the 18th green.
The victory paid $108,000 from the purse of $600,000 and raised his season's earnings to a career-best $306,434. It also ensured him a place in this week's Nabisco Championships of Golf in San Antonio, which offers $3 million in prize money for golf's touring pros.
Coming into Tucson, Reid held the 30th -- and last -- place on the season points list used to determine the field for the Nabisco . . .
Al Geiberger, threatening to dominate the seniors golf tour, shot a course-record 10-under-par 62 to capture the $250,000 PGA Las Vegas Senior Classic.
Geiberger, who holds the all-time PGA mark for 18 holes with a round of 59, had eight birdies and an eagle to better the old Desert Inn Country Club course record by two shots. His sensational round was good for a four-stroke victory over Chi Chi Rodriguez, 203 to 205.
Geiberger, who turned 50 last month to become eligible as a senior, won $37,500. He has taken three of his last four events, earning $213,333.