John Riegger won the Boeing Classic on Sunday in his fifth Champions Tour start, holding off John Cook and Fred Couples at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge.
The 50-year-old Riegger birdied three of the final four holes -- holing a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th -- for a 4-under-par 68 and a two-stroke victory over Cook. Riegger finished at 15-under 201.
''I didn't look at the board,'' Riegger said. ''The only person to put pressure on you is yourself. I knew these guys were great players their whole careers. Still are. I knew they were going to come out and throw some birdies at me early. I was going to play my game, and I knew if I played the way I was capable of playing, things would take care of themselves.''
Riegger, a two-time winner on the Web.com Tour, is the fifth rookie to win this year on the 50-and-over tour, matching a record. He won $300,000, the biggest check in his professional career.
''This is going to go down as the best win of my career,'' Riegger said. ''It's bee...