Davis Love III became the oldest winner on the PGA Tour in 40 years when he clinched the Wyndham Championship on 23 August, while Tiger Woods bid to end a two-year victory drought ended in a tie for 10th.
North Carolina-born Love, 51, secured his 21st PGA Tour title, and his third in Greensboro, in magnificent style, recovering from a bogey at the first hole to card six-under-par 64 at Sedgefield Country Club.
More than two years after spinal fusion back surgery, and five months after foot surgery Love III finished at 17-under 263, one stroke ahead of overnight leader Jason Gore (69), who missed a long birdie chance at the last that would have forced a playoff.
This is sweet, Ive had some great wins over there at Forest Oaks that meant a lot at the time but this is very, very sweet, Love, who earned a berth in the lucrative FedExCup playoffs with the win, told reporters.
Woods, who has not won on the PGA Tour since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, began the day two strokes off the lead and needing a win to guarantee a FedExCup playoffs berth but was not able to convert a birdie opportunity until the ninth hole.
I gave myself a chance. I had all the opportunities in the world to do it and didnt get it done, said Woods.
Love ended a losing streak on tour that stretched back to 2008 by making eagles at both par-fives, and adding four birdies to go with two bogeys. And he made his move while ignoring leaderboards.
Love is now the oldest living winner on tour. Sam Snead was 52 when he won the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open at Sedgefield, and Art Wall was 51 when he won the 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open.