Former Louisville resident Gay wins by 10 shots

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, April 19, 2009. (AP) -- Brian Gay shot a 64 to win the Verizon Heritage by a record 10 strokes and break the tournament's scoring mark.

It was Gay's second PGA Tour title, his first coming last year at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. But that event was played opposite the World Golf Championships Match Play event -- won by Tiger Woods, no less -- so Gay's achievement got shuffled to the background.

This time, Gay put on a show no one would forget.

Gay's total of 20-under 264 surpassed Loren Roberts' scoring mark of 19-under set in 1996. Gay finished 10 shots ahead, also a Harbour Town Golf Links record, of Luke Donald (66) and Briny Baird (68).

The victory earnned Gay more than $1.026 million and a spot in next year's Masters.

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