Scott McCarron birdied Nos. 13 and 15 to finish at 7-under and earn a two-shot, wire-to-wire victory at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. It was his ninth win on PGA TOUR Champions and he moved to No. 1 in the Charles Schwab Cup for the second time in his career.
McCarron led by three at the start of the day, his biggest lead at the start of a final round on PGA TOUR Champions. He fell into a four-way tie for the lead after a bogey-birdie-double bogey start.
He drove the green on 281-yard, par-4 13th, and a two-putt birdie gave him a one-shot lead at 6-under. It was his first solo lead since the fourth hole. He made a 15-foot birdie putt on No. 15 to build a two-shot lead.
McCarron converted a Saturday-night lead into a victory for the first time since the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic. He had failed to convert leads into victories the last five times, including four times in 2018. He joins Miguel Angel Jimenez (2014) as wire-to-wire victors at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. He’s the first wire-to-wire winner since Bernhard Langer won the 2018 Insperity Invitational.
Two of his three PGA TOUR wins were at the BellSouth Classic (1997, 2001), held at TPC Sugarloaf.
Since the start of the 2016 season, McCarron has nine wins in 83 starts and has won $6,869,732. He has the second-most wins on Tour in that span; Bernhard Langer has won 14 times and $9,517,105.
McCarron moves to No. 1 in the Charles Schwab Cup for the second time in his career (he led one week in 2018). The last three years, he has finished fourth (2016), third (2017) and second (2018) in the Charles Schwab Cup.