2020 Bermuda Championship Recap

Brian Gay Earns Fifth PGA Tour Victory

Southampton, Bermuda – Brian Gay (-15) earned his fifth career PGA Tour victory at the 2020 Bermuda Championship.  After making several clutch shots at the right time en route to a final round 64, Gay made a massive birdie on the 72nd hole to eventually force a playoff with Wyndham Clark, after he failed to birdie the final hole.

It was Gay’s first win since 2013.  He may not be the longest player, but there aren’t many more consistent.  The 48-year-old Gay has never lost his card after first earning it in 1999.  Clark, meanwhile, continues to wait for his first victory.

Though the tournament was devoid of top ranked stars, there was plenty of great golf on display.  After several players were able to go low on day 1, winds picked up and players had to hang on for dear life.  Conditions became much more time on Sunday and several players were again able to go low in the final round.

Other players who had notable performances included Ollie Schniederjans, who notched his best finish in recent memory (solo third at -13) after losing his card last season; Stewart Cink (T4, -12), the 47-year-old whose resurgence continued after his recent win at the Safeway; and Will Zalatoris, who earned special temporary membership on the PGA Tour after his T16 finish.

Next week, the PGA Tour will play the Vivint Houston Open.  For the first time, the tournament will take place at the recently designed public Memorial Park Golf Course.  Lanto Griffin is the defending champion there and will defend his title against a field that includes Tony Finau, Tyrrell Hatton, Dustin Johnson, and Brooks Koepka.

Brian Gay What’s In The Bag

Driver: TaylorMade SIM 9° (Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X)

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM 15° (Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X)

Hybrid: PXG 0317 X Gen2 20° (Fujikura Atmos Tour Spec Black 95)

Irons: Srixon Z-U45 23°, Srixon Z-745 5-P (Project X 6.0)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 50°, 56°, 60° (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Custom

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