Weekly Recap: Brian Leaves 'Em Cryin'

Weekly Recap: Brian Leaves 'Em Cryin'

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"Bomb and gouge" is all the rage in golf these days, with Bryson DeChambeau the poster boy. Brian Gay couldn't be more different from DeChambeau, and his golf game couldn't be more different from bomb and gouge. One thing the two golfers have in common, though, is that they both are recent winners on the PGA Tour. 

The soon-to-be 49-year-old Gay won the Bermuda Championship over big-hitting 26-year-old Wyndham Clark by birdieing the first playoff hole at Port Royal Golf Course on Sunday.

Gay is among the shorter hitters on Tour, but on a course only 6,800 yards – and playing in an extremely weak field – he was able to get by. He's also among the better putters, even at an age when the dreaded yips can take hold, and that's always okay.

Gay's fifth PGA Tour win and first in seven years highlighted a banner week for some older golfers, one even much older than Gay. Fred Funk – at 64 years old – made the cut averaging only 243 yards off the tee. In comparison, Gay's 287-yard average was practically DeChambeau-like.

With a get-it-in-the-fairway, get-it-on-the-green style of play, Gay's game might be called "senior golf." Now 13 months from becoming eligible for the Champions Tour, he can steer clear of, yes, senior golf if he so chooses. The win in Bermuda locked up his PGA Tour card through the 2022-23 season.

At $6,300 on DraftKings, Gay is the lowest-priced winner in recent memory. He was not such

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Len Hochberg
Len Hochberg has covered golf for RotoWire since 2013. A veteran sports journalist, he was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years. He was named 2020 "DFS Writer of the Year" by the FSWA and was nominated for the same award in 2019.
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