Gay birdied the first Play-off hole to defeat Wyndham Clark and win the Championship in front of an entertained crowd.
It was the fifth PGA Tour win for Gay, who shot a 64 on the day to finish with a 15-under 269 at the Port Royal Golf Course in Southampton. That included a birdie on 18 to force the playoff, and he birdied the hole again minutes later for his first win since 2008.
“This is absolutely insane,” he told the Golf Channel. “I’ve been playing awful since COVID and it’s been a struggle. I’ve been trying to work hard and get back. I love this place. Come in last year and finished third so I good feelings coming in.”
After five birdies on the front nine, Clark (65) was two strokes in front of Ollie Schniederjans and three ahead of a group that included Gay. But five birdies by Gay — he also bogeyed the par-5 17th hole — on the backside pushed him into the playoff after Clark bogeyed No. 16.