John Daly gets first PGA Tour Champions victory at Insperity Invitational

He kissed the painted umbrella on the grass honoring Arnold Palmer as he walked up the 18th fairway, and then he two-putted from 60 feet for his first PGA Tour Champions victory. John Daly took home his first grand prize on the senior circuit by shooting 69 in the final round of the Insperity Invitational to beat Tommy Armour III by a single stroke.

Daly shot scores of 68 and 65 to open the tournament and finished at 14 under overall.

Daly, who many presumed would rock the senior tour because of how long he still is off the tee, has struggled to this point. In his first 21 events, he did not notch any top-10 finishes. Until Sunday.

Rocking American flag pants Sunday, Daly got his first official victory on any tour since 2004 when he won the Buick Invitational. He did it the easy way, too. After building his lead early, Daly finished bogey-bogey-bogey to shoot the 69.

"Some guys come out here and win right off the bat, get the monkey off their back, but now I can say I'm a champion on the PGA Tour Champions," Daly told the PGA Tour after his win. "It's really cool and hopefully I can keep this confidence going."

After he sank his final putt, Daly's buddies showered him in champagne.

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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