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Ageless Love Takes Wyndham No. III

Davis Love III lines up a putt on the 18th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship golf tournament at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. Love won the tournament. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Who won

Davis Love III shot a closing 64 to come from four strokes behind to win the Wyndham Championship for the third time. Love finished at 17-under-par 263 at Sedgefield Country Club.


Who didn’t win

Third-round leader Jason Gore finished one stroke behind Love, missing a long birdie putt on the 18th green that would have forced a playoff. Gore eagled the par-5 15th hole to pull within one stroke of Love. Though he didn’t win, Gore went from outside the top 125 in the FedEx Cup points race to No. 98, locking up his Tour privileges for next year and a spot in the playoffs beginning this week. Tiger Woods finished T10 after shooting an even-par 70 on Sunday.


How it happened

After making a bogey on the first hole, Love caught fire, making three birdies followed by an eagle at the par-5 fifth hole to propel himself toward the top of the board. Love shot 31 on his first nine and was among a group of five players who shared the lead at one point on the hot afternoon. At the par-5 15th hole, Love ripped his 211-yard second shot to within 12 feet of the hole, setting up his second eagle of the day and giving him the cushion he needed to win. Scott Brown aced the par-3 third hole and when he birdied the 11th hole had a one-stroke lead. But bogeys at the 12th and 13th holes hurt
his chances.

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