GREENSBORO, N.C. — Davis Love III's long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.
Love won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history. Love, 51, closed with 6-under 64 for 17-under 263 total and a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore.
"Any victory now is going to be really sweet when you're over 50," Love said.
The dominant storyline at Sedgefield Country Club had been the mere presence of Woods, who needed a victory to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener this week.
He was poised to challenge Sunday, starting two strokes off the lead. But he had only one birdie during his first 10 holes, dropping way off the pace with triple bogey on the par-4 11th. Woods shot 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the cut-off of 125.
"I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world (Sunday) to do it," Woods said. "I didn't get it done."
Now comes a break before his next tournament, the Frys.com Open in October in northern California. It's the first event of the tour's 2015-16 season.
"This is my offseason right now," he said.
Love, who started at No. 186, played himself into the Barclays by earning 500 FedEx Cup points and $972,000 in prize money.
At 51 years, 4 months, 10 days, Love trails only Sam Snead and Art Wall on the tour's age list. Snead won the last of his eight Greensboro titles at Sedgefield in 1965 at 52 years, 10 months, 8 days, and Wall took the 1975 Greater Milwaukee Open at 51 years, 7 months, 10 days.
Love has 21 career victories, three in Greensboro. His previous two wins came across town at Forest Oaks in 1992 and 2006, and he had just one since then, at the 2008 Children's Miracle Network Classic in Florida.
"To have your name thrown out there with Sam Snead at any point is incredible," Love said. "For some reason, this tournament has been good to guys in my age group."
Gore, the third-round leader, shot 69. Scott Brown (68), Charl Schwartzel (66) and Paul Casey (67) were two behind Love.
Love, who was four strokes back after three rounds, started strong with four birdies and eagle on Nos. 2-6. He moved to 17 under with eagle on the par-5 15th, the first of his career during a competitive round on that hole.
He closed with three straight pars, walked off the 18th green with a two-stroke lead over Brown and Gore and headed to the range to hit a few shots and rest up for a possible playoff.
"You don't really know what to do," Love said. "You don't go to the cabin and think that you've won."
CHAMPIONS: Billy Andrade won the Boeing Classic in Snoqualmie, Wash., for his second tour victory and first in an individual event, overcoming trouble early in the final round for a one-stroke victory over Bernhard Langer. Andrade closed with 1-over 73 to finish at 9-under 207.
LPGA: Lydia Ko won the Canadian Pacific Women's for the third time, beating Stacy Lewin in a playoff in Coquitlam, British Columbia. Ko, who went into the final round tied with Candie Kung for the lead, shot par 72 to allow Lewis (67) to make up a five-shot deficit. Kung (74) finished tied for fifth at 10-under.
U.S. AMATEUR: SMU senior Bryson DeChambeau won in Olympia Fields, Ill., to become the fifth player to win the tournament and the NCAA individual title in the same year. DeChambeau beat Virginia junior Derek Bard 7 and 6 in the 36-hole final. Jack Nicklaus (1961), Phil Mickelson (1990), Tiger Woods (1996) and Ryan Moore (2004) are the only others to sweep the NCAA and Amateur titles in a season.