Champions Tour. The Principal Charity Classic. Russ Cochran Wins. June 05 2013

Russ Cochran won the Champions Tour, Principal Charity Classic at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines. Back on top Russ Cochran / Getty Images Russ Cochran conquered his 2012 injuries and 35 winless tournaments to step back into the winners circle at the Principal Charity Classic, with a trophy winning score of -11 under par. A tense last round of  -5 under par 67, was enough,  but the left hander said he was not expecting to win, he thought second placed Jay Don Blake would make his last putt; " I didn't really expect to win. But I knew I could compete and get in contention. Of course, when you do that, sometimes good things happen. Blake is a tremendous putter. I didn't want to see him roll it in with all the confidence, and I just felt like he would make it. Being such a good friend, I wanted him to make it." Jay Don Blake made bogey on the par three 17th hole, and had a chance to make a play-off with a putt on the 18th, which he missed; "I quit on the stroke. I didn't make a good stroke. I kind of de-accelerated and left it out there to the right" He blamed the bogey on seventeen for unsettling him, leaving him with a total score of -10 under par; "From then on, it just seemed like I was a little bit cautious with the putter. I wasn't stroking as aggressive as I was before." Tied in third place at -9 under par for the tournament were; Kirk Triplett, Marl Calcavecchia and Duffy Waldorf. Both Kirk and Mark matched the -5 under par final round of 67 of Russ, but Duffy finished with -1 under par, 71.