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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Roberts Bags Open, Woods Gets Hole-in-One

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin -- Loren Roberts sank a 6-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Jerry Kelly at the $1.2-million PGA Greater Milwaukee Open on Sunday, capturing his second title of the year.


Roberts, who was three shots back entering the final round, birdied four of the last six holes to force a playoff with Kelly, a Wisconsin native who could not ride the home-state advantage to his first career PGA Tour victory.


Tiger Woods completed his first tournament as a professional in grand style by firing a final-round 3-under-par 68, including a hole-in-one. He finished at 7-under 277 and received his first check of $2,544.


Roberts shot a 3-under 68 to finish at 19-under 265. The 1994 runner-up birdied the fourth hole and bogeyed the ninth and 10th before his surge on the last six regulation holes.


Kelly, who started the day seven shots off the pace, carded a 7-under 64 at the Brown Deer Park Golf Course.


Kelly stormed through the front nine, birdying five of the first six holes, including two from over 20 feet out and a 35-footer on the par-3 164-foot fifth hole.


"I really came on strong," said Kelly.


"The playoff was nervous. After the tee shot, I was fine. I'm happy to gain the experience."


The 20-year-old Woods, who turned professional Tuesday after winning an unprecedented third successive U.S. Amateur Championship, amazed the crowd by eagling the par-5 485-yard fourth hole before firing a hole-in-one on the par-3 188-yard 14th hole.


"Overall, it was a lot of fun," said Woods. "Once you start playing for a living, everything changes. I thought the media would have died down, but it didn't. The fan support was outstanding."