The Wyndham Championship was Love’s 21st career victory, three of which were in Greensboro. The win brought an end to a long victory drought, his previous most recent victories being in 1992, 2006 and 2008.
“To have your name thrown out there with Sam Snead at any point is incredible,” Love said. “For some reason, this tournament has been good to guys in my age group.”
Love finished the tournament at 17-under 263. He was four strokes behind Gore in round three, but his incredible start on Sunday brought him back into contention. Love managed four birdies and an eagle on holes 2 – 6. His eagle on the par-5 15th brought him to 17 under.
He finished the round with three consecutive pars, which was enough to hold onto his lead over Gore and Scott Brown. When he came off the 18th, things were still not certain for Love. He headed straight to the range to hit some shots in advance of a possible playoff.
“You don’t really know what to do,” Love said. “You don’t go to the cabin and think that you’ve won.”
This article was written by Christian Abbas, exclusively for ilovegolfdaily.com