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Last Updated: Sunday, 28 September, 2003, 23:29 GMT 00:29 UK
Armour strolls to victory
Tommy Armour III
Armour last won in 1990
Tommy Armour III set the PGA Tour 72-hole scoring record as he surged to victory in the Texas Open by seven shots.

The American, who led from the second round, shot a five-under-par 65 to finish on 26-under 254, two shots better than Mark Calcavecchia's 256 total at the 2001 Phoenix Open.

Defending champion Loren Roberts (62) and former USPGA champion Bob Tway (64) were second on 261.

FINAL LEADERBOARD
-26 Tommy Armour III
-19 Loren Roberts, Bob Tway
-18 Duffy Waldorf
-17 Aaron Baddeley (Aus)
-16 Paul Goydos, Dan Forsman

Duffy Waldorf, who at one stage closed to within three shots of Armour, was fourth, one shot further back, with Australia's Aaron Baddeley another stroke adrift.

"I just played really solid golf, hitting a lot of good solid shots," Armour said.

"I mean, the ball was going where I was aiming all week.

"I was picking out targets, I didn't shoot at a lot of pins unless I had an eight-iron or less. I hit at my targets all week and I made putts."

You only get one trip around life - golf is just something that I love to do
Tommy Armour III

Armour, the grandson of three-times major champion Tommy Armour of Scotland, had won just once on Tour in 1990 at the Phoenix Open.

The 43-year-old's second victory gives him a US Tour playing exemption until the end of the 2005 season.

But he refused to admit he had underachieved in his career, saying there were other things more important than golf.

"You only get one trip around life. Golf is just something that I love to do," said Armour.

"I don't play for the money, I never have. I play it because I love it."

He also became the fourth successive over-40 to win on the circuit, following Tway, Fiji's Vijay Singh and JL Lewis.

England's Luke Donald finished on nine under with Spaniard Sergio Garcia back on level par after a closing 75.



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