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Kirk Triplett rallies to win Champions event in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Kirk Triplett made four straight birdies Sunday to win the PGA Tour Champions' inaugural American Family Insurance Championship.

The 54-year-old Triplett shot a 7-under 65 in front of another large crowd at University Ridge to finish at 17-under 199, two strokes ahead of Bart Bryant and Mike Goodes. Triplett has five victories on the 50-and-over tour after winning three times on the PGA Tour.

Triplett birdied the par-4 13th, 14th and 15th and par-5 16th, saved par with a 6-footer on the par-3 17th and parred the par-4 18th. Triplett played the front nine in 3 under, dropped a stroke on the par-4 10th and birdied the par-5 11th to set up the winning run.

Bart Bryant, the leader at 17 under after a birdie on 14, had a 69. He made a triple-bogey 7 on the 15th after losing his ball when it sailed to the right off the tee. Goodes shot a 68.

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