Jeff Maggert is moving into an elite class on golf's senior circuit.
Maggert won the U.S. Senior Open on Sunday in Sacramento, Calif., for his second major victory on the Champions Tour this year. He closed with a 5-under 65 at sun-drenched Del Paso Country Club, edging defending champion Colin Montgomerie by two strokes.
The victory makes Maggert more than just a repeat winner on the 50-and-over tour. Along with Montgomerie (three) and Bernhard Langer (three), the three have combined to win the past eight majors.
"It's satisfying just because the guys out here on the Champions Tour are the same guys that I was trying to beat 20 years ago," Maggert said.
The 51-year-old American won his first senior major last month in Alabama in the Regions Tradition. His only other Champions Tour victory came in Mississippi last year.
Maggert had just three wins in more than 20 years on the PGA Tour, the last in the 2006 St. Jude Classic. Now he has matched that total in a little more than a year on the Champions Tour.
He made six birdies and one bogey to finish at 10-under 270. He took home $675,000, a gold medal, a silver trophy and an exemption into next year's U.S. Open at Oakmont.
• Na Yeon Choi won the NW Arkansas Championship by two strokes for her ninth LPGA Tour title. Choi closed with a 2-under 69 to finish at 15-under 198. Her eagle at the par-4 16th gave her a one-shot lead over Stacy Lewis, the defending champion and local favorite.
• Pablo Larrazabal won the BMW International Open in Munich by one shot for his fourth European Tour title. The Spaniard closed with a bogey-free 6-under 66 to finish with a 17-under 271. Sweden's Henrik Stenson finished a stroke back.
• Rob Oppenheim won the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, Kan., for his first Web.com Tour title in 129 starts. He closed with a 6-under 66 for a 13-under 267 total.