The sweetness of victory is all the tastier when it's a family affair.
Raymond Floyd knew this from past experience, but it was reinforced Sunday when he won the championship of the $1.1 million Burnet Senior Classic at Bunker Hills Golf Course.Floyd captured the PGA Senior Tour event with a clutch putt on the 18th hole that broke a tie with Graham Marsh and avoided a sudden-death playoff. He finished with a 15-under-par 201.
"I'm thrilled to death," said Floyd, who finished with a 15-under-par 201 to Marsh's 202.
Not half as thrilled as he was to win with his son by his side. Floyd got the victory, but it was his younger of two sons, Robert, with the ultimate assist.
For the second time in his professional career, Floyd had a son caddying for him. The first time, it was oldest son, Ray Jr., who caddied for him when he captured the Northville Long Island Classic in 1993.
This time it was Robert who filled in for Floyd's regular caddy of eight years. That makes the Floyd sons 2-for-2 helping Father Floyd pick clubs and read greens.
"That was special and so was this," he said.