NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Hale Irwin isn't about to start thinking about records now.
His one-stroke victory Sunday in the BellSouth Senior Classic was his 27th on the senior tour, putting him just one behind Lee Trevino's record of 28. Catching Trevino would seem easy considering that Irwin has won two tournaments in the past month, but Irwin isn't thinking about it.
''It's not necessarily a goal for me simply because when you start trying to break those kinds of records or meet those kinds of goals, they become more elusive,'' said Irwin, whose $225,000 winner's check put him over $1 million in winnings for a fifth straight year.
''I'm going to go along, trying to play my game. If it does happen, I'll feel very grateful that it did and very proud. Lee Trevino has been one of the great players.''
Irwin has to rank up there as well. In a tournament where nearly everyone broke par on one of the easiest courses on tour, the three-time U.S. Open champion finished with consecutive 7-under-par 65s to break out of the pack.
He started the final round tied with three others at 11 under, and eight players were within a stroke as he teed off. But he finally got the hang of his new putter and birdied the first three holes and finished with seven birdies for his second victory this year. He won the Nationwide Championship last month.
''That might've been one of the finest putting rounds I've ever had,'' Irwin said of his 28 putts, which ranged from 6 feet to as long as 30 feet.
Only Gil Morgan stayed with Irwin as he tied the tournament record of 18-under 198, set by Isao Aoki in 1998. Morgan shot a 63 that kept him within a stroke of Irwin on the back nine. He had his chances to grab a share of the lead but missed long birdie putts on each of his last three holes and finished at 199.
''I played very well today, at least as well as I've played,'' Morgan said. ''I would've liked to get it closer on the last three holes.''
Tom Jenkins (66) was third at 200, and Stewart Ginn (65) was fourth at 201. Gary Player, who started the day tied for the lead and trying to become the first man to win a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in six decades, shot a 72 and finished tied for 16th.
Irwin needed his hot putter on a day when the field averaged the lowest final round average of the year.
He birdied seven of the first 10 holes and then held onto his lead with pars down the stretch.
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