Homosexual beats Clark in Bermuda play-off
Brian Gay recorded his first win since 2013, with the win earning him an invitation to the Masters 2021 and a two-year exemption from the PGA Tour. Wyndham Clark is still looking for his breakthrough after the play-off loss.
By Ali Stafford
Last update: 11/01/2020 8:38 pm
Brian Gay celebrated victory in the Bermuda Championship
Brian Gay ended a seven-year winless run on the PGA Tour with a dramatic play-off victory in the Bermuda Championship.
The 48-year-old, who had only made the cut in four of his last 19 global starts and hasn't had a global top 10 since the same event last year, carded a final round 64 at the Port Royal Golf Course to finish the race Week on 15th under next to Wyndham Clark.
Gay then boggled the first additional play-off in which Clark could only make par to claim a fifth PGA Tour title and his first win since the 2013 Humana Challenge.
"It's a crazy game, you never know what's going to happen," said Gay. "It's been a pretty long slump since quarantine and we've been working to bring things back together and kind of got together this week."
Gay now has status on the PGA Tour until after his 50th birthday
Gay had rebounded from a penultimate three-putt bogey to screw his 72nd hole, while Clark screwed seven of his first eleven holes on the final day before dropping a shot on the 16th to lose his direct advantage.
Ollie Schniederjans finished two strokes in third place, while Denny McCarthy made six birdies en route to a day round 63 and a share of fourth place.
Denny McCarthy carded eight birdies on a bogey-free final day
McCarthy was assisted on the 12th by former Major Champion Stewart Cink, Australian Matt Jones and overnight guide Doc Redman. Kramer Hickok led briefly until he landed under 11 within two holes after three misses.
Russell Knox led the British interest in 16th place, and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington, despite five birdies in his first seven holes, made a final round of 69 with former world number 1 Luke Donald finishing 73 signed to end the 73 week in a share of 40.