Davis Love III is pictured with ACC Commissioner John Swofford who is a member of the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation Board.
North Carolina Alumnus Fires Final Round 64 to Win in Greensboro for Third Time
Greensboro, N.C. (WyndhamChampionship.com) - Davis Love III, -17, won the Wyndham Championship for the third time (1992, 2006, 2015) after firing a final round 64, the second-lowest round of the day and his best closing round in Greensboro since a 62 in 1992.
Jason Gore, -16, finished second while Scott Brown, Charl Schwartzel and Paul Casey finished T3 at -15. Former champions Carl Pettersson and Webb Simpson finished in a tie for sixth at -14 with Bill Haas and Brooks Koepka.
Love (-17, 263, 64-66-69-64) played the front nine at -4 with a lot of action. His first seven holes were bogey, birdie, birdie, eagle, birdie, bogey to make the turn at -15 overall. On the back, he made a 12’ 2” putt for eagle on #15 to go in as the clubhouse leader.
Love became the second three-time winner of the Wyndham Championship, joining 8-time champion Sam Snead. He became the second player over 50 to win the Wyndham Championship, joining Snead, who accomplished the feat 50 years ago. At 51 years, four months, Love becomes the third oldest PGA TOUR winner, behind Snead (52 years, 10 months, 1965 Greater Greensboro Open) and Art Wall (51 years, 7 months, 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open).
Gore (-16, 264, 66-67-62-69) led by one stroke entering the final round. He posted one birdie thru 12 holes before back-to-back bogeys on #13 and #14. He then made a 25-foot putt for eagle on #15 to bring him within one stroke of Love with three to play. After two pars, Gore needed to make a 50’ 3” putt for birdie on #18 to force a playoff, but missed just to the left. Gore was looking for his second win on the PGA TOUR, and first since the 2005 84 LUMBER Classic.
Scott Brown (-15, 265, 66-65-66-68), who attended the University of South Carolina-Aiken, recorded a hole-in-one on the 162-yard #3 using an 8-iron, then birdied #8 to make the turn at -16. He birdied #11 and #15, but had bogeys on #12, #13 and #18.
Tiger Woods (-13, 64-65-68-70) finished T11 in his first appearance in the Wyndham Championship. He had five birdies on the day, but a costly triple bogey on #11 ended his contention.
Carl Pettersson, the 2008 Wyndham Championship winner and NC State graduate, has notched his fifth Top-6 finish in the last eight years in Greensboro.
Jonas Blixt (-13, T10) led the field with 23 birdies for the week. Webb Simpson (-14, T6) was the only player to post three eagles for the tournament.
The final birdie count for the Wyndham Championship was 1,679 total, and 49 eagles.
The hardest hole of the week was the par 4 #11. It only surrendered 46 birdies all week, while collecting 17 double bogey or worse scores.
The easiest hole was the par 5 #5, which gave up 27 eagles and averaged more than a half stroke under par.
The par 5 Hole #15 was a feast or famine hole for the week. It yielded 17 eagles, but claimed 12 double bogeys.
This was the second straight year that the Wyndham Championship winner did not lead after the third round. But 13 of the last 17 Wyndham Championship winners have led after the third round.
Davis Love III came back from four strokes back to win. The tournament record for biggest come from behind win was 7 strokes back. It was accomplished three times; Steve Elkington 1990, Mark Brooks 1991, and Jim Gallagher Jr 1995
Spencer Levin turned in the low round of the day, firing a 63. He eagled #5 and birdied #8. After a bogey on #10, he birdied five of his last six holes, with a par on #16.