Jim Dent knows better than to worry about a deficit of several strokes going into the final round of a Senior PGA Tour event.

Dent was six shots off the lead entering the last round of the 1990 Crestar Classic and won. Sunday's final round of the Home Depot Invitational began with Dent four strokes off the pace. It ended with Dent holding a crystal trophy and a winner's check for $135,000."You just have to keep fighting and try to give yourself a chance," Dent said after he got his 11th tour victory by defeating Larry Gilbert and Lee Trevino in a two-hole playoff.

Those three got a chance to battle for the victory because of the downfall of DeWitt Weaver. He was up by three shots going into the day, but his scorecard featured four birdies, four bogeys and a quadruple-bogey. His closing 76 left him two shots back.

"When you get a man down, you're supposed to step on him," Dent said. "You're not supposed to let him back in."

Dent blew a chance to figuratively step on Trevino and Gilbert. Dent, the fifth-ranked putter on tour, had a 2-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation, but he pulled it.