Toms holds off Kelly to win major

Jerry Kelly led the first three rounds, but he missed out on his first major victory.

Colorado Springs (AP) - David Toms made one long putt to take the lead, then another one to preserve it on his way to a one-shot victory at the U.S. Senior Open.

Madison native Jerry Kelly (-2) led the first three rounds of the tournament, but back-to-back birdies on 11 and 12 sunk his final round hopes.

Toms sank a 15-foot birdie on the par-3 16th hole at the Broadmoor to take the lead, then held on with a 20-foot downhill make after laying up from a fairway bunker on the 17th hole.

He saved par with a downhill knee-knocker from 3 feet on No. 18 to close out the round of even-par 70. Toms finished 3-under 277 to edge Jerry Kelly, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Tim Petrovic.

Kelly finished the tournament without making a putt over 12 feet.