Points powers to Puerto Rico Open victory
MIAMI: D.A. Points posted his first win on the PGA Tour in four years with a six-under 66 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday.
Points opened his final round with a burst of five straight birdies.
He also had three bogeys over a five-hole span but managed to right the ship with a strong back nine on the Coco Beach Golf and Country Club course in Rio Grande.
The 40-year-old American birdied the par-five 18th hole to finish at 20-under 268 and win by two strokes for his third career PGA Tour win.
“I can’t even begin to explain what this means,” said Points, whose last win came at the 2013 Houston Open.
“Couple really awful years, I pretty much hit rock bottom. Put my family through a lot.
“To be able to find the strength and courage to stay calm and win is something I didn’t know I had in me.”
South African Retief Goosen posted eight birdies to move into a three-way tie for second place with Bill Lunde and rookie Bryson DeChambeau.