Davis Love III became the third oldest winner ever on the PGA Tour in claiming the Wyndham Championship. Tiger Woods failed in his bid to make the FedEx Cup playoffs.
51-year-old Davis Love III fired a final round of 64 to win the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield CC for a third time. Tiger Woods failed in his bid to make the playoffs.
Love III began the final round four back of Jason Gore but he moved into contention with four birdies and an eagle in his first six holes. When he eagled the 15th, he moved to 17-under-par. Three straight pars to close gave him a two shot lead over Jason Gore and Scott Brown.
4 Talking points from the Wyndham Championship
1 – Davis Love III has become the third oldest winner in the history of the PGA Tour. Only Sam Snead and Art Wall have claimed titles on the circuit at a greater age. This was Love’s 21st PGA Tour title and his third win in the Wyndham Championship.
“To have your name thrown out there with Sam Snead at any point is incredible,” Love said. “Any victory now is going to be really sweet when you’re over 50.”
The win has given Love III a spot in the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs – The Barclays.
2 – Tiger Woods needed to win this event to make it into the top 125 and qualify for the playoffs. He gave himself a chance, as he was just two back after three rounds. But he couldn’t get it going on Sunday. He made just one birdie in his first 10 and then played himself out of contention with a triple bogey on the 11th. He closed with a 70 to finish four behind Love III.
“I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it,” Woods said. “I didn’t get it done.”
Woods will not play at The Barclays and won’t start again until the start of the 2015-16 season – the Frys.com Open. “This is my offseason now,” he said.
3 – Woods wasn’t the only player trying to secure his place at The Barclays. Jason Gore pushed his way in with his second place finish. Defending champion Camilo Villegas was on the brink at 129th going into this week. But the Colombian dug deep, finished 10-under for the week and jumped to 123rd. Jonas Blixt and Ryo Ishikawa also played their way in. Scott Langley wasn’t so successful. He was 126th going into the Wyndham and looked good to move up and make it on Sunday. But he bogeyed four of his last six holes and missed out.
4 – England’s Paul Casey enjoyed another good week. He posted four solid rounds to end the week in a tie for third place. It was his seventh top-10 of the season on the PGA Tour. He’ll go into The Barclays in 19th place on the FedEx Cup standings.
Paul Casey swing sequence:
Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, North Carolina
Purse: $5,400,000, par 70
1 Davis Love III (USA) 64 66 69 64 263 $972,000
2 Jason Gore (USA) 66 67 62 69 264 $583,200
T3 Scott Brown (USA) 66 65 66 68 265 $280,800
T3 Paul Casey (Eng) 66 66 66 67 265 $280,800
T3 Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 67 66 66 66 265 $280,800
T6 Bill Haas (USA) 65 66 68 67 266 $174,825
T6 Brooks Koepka (USA) 67 67 67 65 266 $174,825
T6 Carl Pettersson (Swe) 64 67 68 67 266 $174,825
T6 Webb Simpson (USA) 67 67 64 68 266 $174,825
T10 Jonas Blixt (Swe) 65 70 62 70 267 $129,600
T10 Ben Martin (USA) 67 67 67 66 267 $129,600
T10 Ryan Moore (USA) 66 69 65 67 267 $129,600
T10 Tiger Woods (USA) 64 65 68 70 267 $129,600
Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage