The only player to win on the PGA Tour older than Love III or Wall was Sam Snead at 52 years and 10 months, ironically, at the 1965 Wyndham Championship.
Gore had a career-best 62 for a 15-under 195 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Whatever happens on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship, Woods has made it abundantly clear it’s all part of a larger plan, the often-referenced “process” from competitive struggles to something more than simply a curiosity.
“To be in that group of players would be incredible, but I still have work to do, ” DeChambeau said.
Love began this week 186th on the FedEx Cup points list and hadn’t had a top-3 finish on Tour since 2009.
“It was a grind”, said Woods, who must at least finish second to have a chance to qualify for the Barclays, the FedEx Cup playoffs opener next week.
The win also gets Love III a Masters invite, which will be his first appearance at Augusta National since 2011.
His effort in Greensboro suggested more wins are in store. The former World No 1, whose ranking has plunged to 286, played down his efforts after the round.
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. – Billy Andrade made a 10-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a 7-under 65 and a three-stroke lead after the second round of the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic. He finished tied for 10th place.
Woods will enter the final round tied with Blixt and Scott Brown at 13 under.
“I just couldn’t get anything out of my rounds (before this tournament) and a couple lucky bounces here, take advantage of those opportunities – it’s just the flow”, Woods said. “And I didn’t get it done”.
Perhaps a good indication of Woods’ rapid improvement is that he did not hit a bunker until the 51st hole of the tournament; an unfortunate feature of his play this year has been waywardness off the tee.
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. Just like that he was 16-under and in the lead. After his eagle on No. 15, he had pars the rest of the way. It was sit-and-wait time. “I think every round, unless I shoot 18-under par, I’m probably going to say, ‘Hey, I knew it could have been better.’ But no, I’m playing solid, and that’s the mindset I’ve got to have and just have fun out there tomorrow”.
Love worked with golf instructor Jack Lumpkin on his putting before the PGA and credited sports psychologist Bob Rotella for getting him in the right mindset.
Following his father’s death, his mother needed to take out a second mortgage. “Don’t pay attention to what’s going on around you“. Woods shot a 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the cut-off of 125.
After making a series of clutch putts throughout the day, Woods finally missed one when his slick, downhill six-footer lipped out at the par-four 18th at Sedgefield Country Club.