American golfer Brian Gay sank a birdie putt on the first hole of the playoffs to defeat fellow player Wyndham Clark and win the PGA Bermuda Championship on Sunday.

With the victory, Gay broke a seven-year winning drought in the United States PGA.

The world ranking number 328, 48, claimed his first US PGA title since the 2013 Humana Challenge for his fifth win overall.

“This is absolutely insane,” Gay said. “I have been playing very badly since the covid. It has been a struggle, work hard, come back.”

Gay finished with a 64-stroke card (-7) and Clark a card with 65 (-6) in the final round to leave them tied at the top of the leaderboard at 269 (-15) after 72 holes on the course. course Port Royal in Southampton.

After a key birdie on hole 18 and 72 of the tournament to equal Clark for the lead, Gay sank the key putt in the tiebreaker round.

It was then that Clark fired his eight-foot birdie over the hole and moments later Gay took the win.

American Ollie Schniederjans was third with 271 (-13).

Argentine Emiliano Grillo was the best Latin American ranked 34th with 279 (-5), followed by Colombian Camilo Villegas and Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas with 285 (+1) and 287 (+3), respectively.

– Final result of the US PGA golf tournament in Barmudas (Par-71):

1. x-Brian Gay (USA)         269 (70-68-67-64)

. Wyndham Clark (USA)       269 (66-68-70-65)

3. Ollie Schniederjans (USA) 271 (66-70-69-66)

4. Denny McCarthy (USA)      272 (70-67-72-63)

. Stewart Cink (USA)        272 (66-74-68-64)

. Matt Jones (AUS) 272 (68-71-66-67)

. Doc Redman (USA)          272 (65-71-67-69)

9. David Hearn (CAN)         273 (68-72-67-66)

. Kramer Hickok (USA)       273 (67-68-69-69)

. Ryan Armour (USA)         273 (64-70-70-69)

34. Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 279 (66-72-70-71)

55. Camilo Villegas (COL) 285 (72-71-71-71)

59. Jhonattan Vegas (VEN) 287 (67-76-75-69)

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