• Posts a six-under-par 64 to become third oldest PGA Tour winner
• Qualifies for start of FedEx Cup play-offs at The Barclays this week
DAVIS LOVE III | WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Davis Love III grabbed his first PGA Tour win for almost seven years at the Wyndham Championship and, in doing so, became the third oldest winner in PGA Tour history.
Aged 51 and four months, the US Ryder Cup captain posted the second-lowest round of the day, a six-under-par 64, to edge out Jason Gore by one shot to take the title at Greensboro – his third at the venue with the others coming in 1992 and 2006.
After a bogey at the first, Love went six-under-par through the next five holes – including an eagle at the fifth – before another bogey at the seventh meant the American went out in 31.
He followed that up with a bogey-free back nine to post 17-under-par and had to endure a 90-minute wait before Gore, who was out in the last group, failed to birdie any of his final three holes to try and force a play-off.
"It's hard to believe" - Davis Love III
“It’s incredible,” said Davis Love. “It's hard to believe. I did a really good job starting it on No.5, not looking at the leaderboard and I caught a couple glimpses of it but I knew I had to keep grinding out one hole at a time and one shot at a time.
“When I walked off and had a two-shot lead I was shocked. I've been saying really all year that if I putt well enough to win on the Champions Tour, I can win on this Tour because I felt like I was hitting it that good. This week I putted really well and that won the tournament for me.”
Davis Love’s win means he has now qualified for the FedEx Cup play-offs starting next week at The Barclays, while he also revealed his delight at being able to tee it up at next year’s Masters and Players Championship.
“It's thrilling,” said Davis Love. “You want to play in the big tournaments and most of you guys know me very well; I'm very realistic. If I didn't think that I could go to the Masters and hit good shots and make birdies I wouldn't want to go.
"I think I can still play a little bit" - Davis Love III
“I want to go because I think I can still play a little bit and, you know, do I have all these goals written down that I have to win the Masters before I'm 60? No. I want to go and play there and play The Players, I want to play all these places that I've been blessed to play for so long.
“Next year is my 30th year on Tour. I did not want to end, you know, not playing The Players again or playing the Masters again. I'm excited to start working my way back towards playing in some of those events and obviously this is a big step in that direction.”
Davis Love III :: Third oldest PGA Tour winner
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