Craig Stadler closed with four straight birdies in a 5-under-par 67 for a one-shot victory at the Tradition in Aloha, Ore., and his second major on the Champions Tour.
Stadler finished 13-under 275, a stroke ahead of Jerry Pate (66) and Allen Doyle (71) at Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club. Hometown favorite Peter Jacobsen was one of seven golfers at 11 under.
Stadler, who started the round four stokes behind the leaders, had a difficult third shot from the rough on the par-15 18th but hit his approach within four feet of the pin. He made the birdie putt to reach 13 under and headed to the clubhouse to see if the lead would hold up against five others one shot behind.
"I guess it was fairly surprising at the end. You look at the board all through the day and it didn't look like I was in it," Stadler said.
Jacobsen, a Portland, Ore., native, missed a four-foot birdie putt at No. 16 that would have given him the lead. After his putt lipped out, Jacobsen shook his head in disappointment, and his large gallery sighed.
At the par-4 17th, Jacobsen hit to the edge of the water hazard on the left -- then into the water with his next shot. He finished with a double bogey and fell out of contention.
Pate eagled the par-5 16th to take the lead at 14 under, a shot ahead of Vicente Fernandez, but fell back with bogeys on the final two holes.
Pate, a Champions Tour rookie, last won in 1982 at the Players Championship.
* PGA TOUR: Woody Austin made a six-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to beat Tim Herron and win the Buick Championship in Cromwell, Conn.
Austin shot a 4-under-par 66 and finished 10 under in regulation, earning his second career victory and first in 274 events. The former bank teller picked up $756,000 for the win, his first since winning a playoff at the 1995 Buick Open, the same season he was named rookie of the year.
Last year, Austin was second to Davis Love III at Hilton Head Island, S.C., losing on the fourth hole of a playoff for his first top three finish since 1996.
"I feel that deep down I never really showed the true talent that I have," Austin said. "I feel like I'm one of the best players out here, and I've never shown it."
Austin rallied with five birdies over the first six holes on the back nine to overtake a wide-open field that included second- and third-round leader Fred Funk, Corey Pavin and Tom Pernice Jr.
Austin had a chance to win the tournament on the final hole of regulation, but with his drive landing in a divot, he flew his approach about 80 feet past the pin and made a bogey on the 444-yard 18th.
* LPGA TOUR: Lorena Ochoa eagerly called home after winning the Wachovia LPGA Classic in Kutztown, Pa.
The problem was, the tournament was being shown on tape delay in Guadalajara, Mexico, and her mother couldn't understand why she was so giddy.
"I said, 'Mom, you don't know? I just won,' " Ochoa said.
"She said, 'Well, I'm not going to tell anyone, because they are watching you play on the fourteen.' "
* EUROPE: Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez won his fourth title on the European tour this season, and four others claimed Ryder Cup berths at the BMW Open in Nord Eichenried, Germany.
Englishman Casey finished third to secure one of four guaranteed Ryder Cup spots and was joined by countrymen David Howell and Ian Poulter and Irishman Paul McGinley.