Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Bart Bryant has his first victory on the Champions Tour, and it's a cinch he'll never forget it. Bryant, who shot a tournament record-tying 10-under 62 in the second round, closed with a 72 on Sunday and finished at 16-under 200 to beat Russ Cochran (67) and Corey Pavin (69) by one shot. Duffy Waldorf (69) and Gene Sauers (67) tied for fourth, another shot back. First-round leader Kenny Perry shot a 68 to tie for seventh at 12 under. He was one shot better than Bernhard Langer and extended his lead over Langer in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. It was a special moment for Bryant and for the senior tour. He became the 1,000th champion in the history of the Champions Tour, which began in 1980 at the Atlantic City Country Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Don January, who won that first tournament, was on hand to congratulate Bryant. ''We thought there might be a market for us old guys,'' the 83-year-old January said. ''We was just interested in getting enough to make a living....
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