Scott Brown is 15-under followed by a group of seven players at 14-under, including Bill Haas, Carl Pettersson and Webb Simpson.
What made Love’s tournament even sweeter was successfully overcoming serious reconstructive foot surgery last April that cost him two months on the sideline in a moonboot. Woods couldn’t keep pace with the leaders in the first part of his round, punctuated by a triple-bogey (three shots over par) on the 11th, hole which effectively sunk his playoff quest.
After an uneven final round at the Wyndham Championship, Tiger Woods fell just short of capturing his first PGA Tour victory in almost two years.
Tiger Woods, who needs to finish alone in second or better to make the playoff, has started his day off with six consecutive pars and is thusly falling on the leaderboard.
With the win, Love becomes the oldest sitting Ryder Cup captain to win on the PGA Tour. “You just wonder if the body is going to wear out”.
Behind the runner-up Gore were three players tied for third place at 15 under: Charl Schwartzel, Paul Casey and Scott Brown.
Love’s third Greensboro title – after wins in 1992 and 2006 at Forest Oaks Country Club – was finally secure once Gore missed his 50-foot birdie attempt at the final hole. Love III, at 51 years and 4 months old, is the oldest victor on the PGA Tour since Art Wall at the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1975 – 51 years and 7 months.
He was poised to challenge Sunday, starting just two strokes off the lead.
Love’s 21st career victory saw him jump into the top 125 in the FedEx Cup rankings, earning his spot in the opening event of the series, next week’s Barclays.
Tiger Woods is even through two holes so far on the day.
“It was electric, especially early”, Woods told reporters after draining a 10-footer to save par at his final hole.
He dropped a shot at the par-three seventh, where his tee shot sailed into the crowd.
Overall, Woods’ performance this week is a promising sign, indicating that after all the struggles with his swing and his injuries, he might truly be back on the road to greatness once again. Woods was in the thick of things before a disastrous triple bogey on No. 11.
After his round, the former world No. 1 spoke with the media, and according to USA Today, Woods discussed his struggles out on the course and how he failed to capitalize on his birdie opportunities. “I didn’t get it done”.
“He’s really helped me a lot with prepping for tournaments (and) he gave me a little nudge with my putting back at the PGA“.