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Eger fights through rain to claim title

Updated: May 2, 2010, 8:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SAUCIER, Miss. -- David Eger won the inaugural Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic for his first Champions Tour title since 2005, closing with a 3-under 69 in rainy, windy conditions Sunday for a one-stroke victory.

Eger, the 58-year-old former USGA and PGA Tour executive who was a longtime amateur star, made a 3-foot birdie putt on No. 16 to take a two-stroke lead, an extra stroke he needed after bogeying the 18th to finish at 11 under.

Tommy Armour III shot a 67 to finish second. He ...

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