BRIAN GAY FLAT GOLFED his ball this past weekend at Harbour Town Golf Links. The tour veteran fired a record-setting 20-under total to win the Verizon Heritage by 10 shots. That makes two PGA Tour victories for the journeyman. And one ugly plaid jacket.
Harbour Town is a challenging track that features tight fairways, ample trees, sand and water, swirling sea breezes and small greens. In other words, you must own your swing and control your dimpled friend. Fairways and greens, as the cliché goes. No spray and pray.
Gay put on a clinic, with precision drives and green-seeking approach shots. He also drained his share of putts.
“Just another unbelievable day,” Brian said after closing with a 64, his best round of the week. “Yes, it’s a bit of a validation,” he added about his second win. Yep, with a capital “V.”
Gay has a mixed bag of clubs: TaylorMade driver; Mizuno hybrid, irons and putter; and Titleist Vokey wedges. He plays the Titleist Pro V1 ball. Not surprisingly, the hallmark of his game is accuracy. Gay is currently fourth in percentage (74.26) of drives in the fairway.
Turned pro: 1994
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
College: University of Florida
World ranking: 53
PGA Tour wins: 2
−The Armchair Golfer
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