But the man can still play.
“It’s incredible. I feel incredibly blessed”, Love told CBS Sport’s David Feherty after the win.
Love III posted an impressive 6-under 64 on Sunday to get to -17 for the tournament.
Tiger Woods tees off on the second hole during the third round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, August 22, 2015. The following week he is scheduled for a team event in Mexico on the PGA LatinoAmerica tour, and then could possibly choose to play somewhere else overseas. He also joins Sam Snead as the second 50-plus man to win in Greensboro. “This tournament has been good to guys in my age group“.
Love – who began at No. 186 – performed himself into The Barclays by incomes 500 FedEx Cup factors and $972,000 in prize cash.
Love III earned his first victory since 2008 on Sunday while Tiger Woods also looked to snap a lengthy winless streak. He’s battled a foot injury and had surgery in March that made walking courses hard.
Woods held a share of the 36-hole lead and was two shots behind Gore after three rounds, again attracting a sellout crowd to Sedgefield.
Woods faded fast, particularly with a triple-bogey on the par-4 11th hole that dashed all hopes of a rally across the back nine. He started the day two shots out of the lead, but posted an even-par 70 on Sunday to finish at -13 overall and in a tie for 10 place.
USA’s Scott Brown briefly tied for the lead when he landed a hole-in-one on the 174-yard third during the final round.
“I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it”, Woods said.
Bard didn’t make a birdie after the sixth hole of the morning round, while DeChambeau had nine birdies in the 30 holes and was 20 under in six matches.
Love has not finished better than 44th in eleven starts this season, missing the cut in more than half of them so to say this is a turnaround is somewhat of an understatement. It was sit-and-wait time.
“I felt very steady from the word ‘go,”‘ Woods said. This is a huge win for Love III. Like Woods, it’s a spot he hasn’t felt was that far away despite a season that’s included just a single top-10 finish. “You don’t go to the cabin and think that you’ve won”. He dropped a shot at the par-3 seventh hole, but made his second eagle of the round at the par-5 15th to be the clubhouse leader at 17-under.
South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel, England’s Paul Casey and American Scott Brown finished a shot back in third place.