Points pow­ers to Puerto Rico Open vic­tory

New Straits Times - - Sport -

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.

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