Nov 2nd, 2020
Gay beats the youngsters in Bermuda
American is oldest PGA Tour winner since Davis Love III in 2015
Words: GolfPunk Photography: Getty Images / PGA Tour
Wyndham Clark who at one point in the final had led by three shots, could not match his senior and must wait for his day on the PGA Tour. Gay had come alive on the back nine to catch Clark and then kept his cool in extra time.
"Well, this is absolutely insane," said Gay after his round.
"I’ve been playing awful since Covid… it’s been a struggle. I’ve been trying to work hard and get back."
Gay had only made the cut in two of his last eleven events and so it was a real turnaround in form.
"I always knew that I'd got the game to compete out here, but it's easy to doubt yourself," Gay said.
"These players are so young - a lot of them are my daughter's age. So, It's pretty unbelievable."
Clark had looked comfortable having fired seven birdies in his opening eleven holes but the birdies ran dry and when he bogeyed the short 16th he was joined by Gay in the lead.
Still, the 26-year-old had a ten-foot putt at the last for the title. He missed the putt as he did from slightly closer on the same green in the first playoff hole.
Ollie Schniederjans closed with a 66 to finish alone in third and two back from the leaders.
Doc Redman held the overnight lead at Port Royal Golf Course ahead of a gaggle of players most of whom were searching for their first win on the PGA Tour. Redman finished in a tie for fourth three shots back from the leaders after a final round 69 alongside fellow countrymen Denny McCarthy and Stewart Cink and Matt Jones of Australia.