Davis Love III’s final-round 64 stood up as the 51-year-old logged his 21st career PGA Tour victory capturing the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro.
DL3, who was just one shot back heading into the weekend, became an after-thought with a so-so round three. But, Love exploded Sunday with a front-nine charge that reminded everyone of Tiger Woods, who was lackluster and failed to mount a charge in a quest for his 80th tour title.
Love finished 17-under — a shot clear of 54-hole leader Jason Gore. Scott Brown, Paul Casey and Charl Schwartzel were T-3 at 15-under. For Casey, it marked his third Top 3 of the season. Brooks Koepka and Bill Haas finished T-6 alongside Webb Simpson.
The Top 15 in the Official World Golf Rankings remained unchanged topped by Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Justin Rose.
Koepka moved up a spot to 16th with his week’s effort in Greensboro. Woods managed a back-door Top 10 after tumbling down the leader board all day. He rallied with four birdies in his final six holes to record his first Top 10 in more than two seasons.
Other Golf news:
- Martin Kaymer moved up a spot to 20th in the latest rankings, but it was a costly week for him. The former U.S. Open and PLAYERS champion missed the FedEx Cup Playoffs on points. He also failed to play the minimum 15 events on the PGA Tour to retain his membership for next season.
- Lydia Ko outlasted Stacy Lewis for her third victory of the 2015 season. Ko, who edged Lewis in a playoff at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, won for the 8th time in her young career and it was her third victory at this event. Lewis continues her win-less streak now reaching more than a year. Ko entered the week as an 8-to-1 betting pick at ladbrokes.com.
- David Horsey’s wire-to-wire victory at the Made in Denmark was his fourth career European Tour triumph. He moved up 100 places to 164th in the world rankings.. The European Tour features the D+D Czech Masters in Prague this week.
- Spieth enters his first tournament at World No. 1 this week at the first stop of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at The Barclays. McIlroy is skipping the first leg of the Playoffs.
- Billy Andrade (9-under) hung on to edge Bernard Langer by a shot at the Boeing Classic. It was Andrade’s second win of 2015. He was a 40-1 betting pick. The tour hosts the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open this week.