- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. | Brian Gay broke the Heritage scoring mark Sunday, winning by a record 10 strokes to earn his second PGA Tour title.

Gay shot a 64, and his total of 20-under 264 bettered by one Loren Roberts’ winning score at Harbour Town Golf Links in 1996.

And this time, Gay got the spotlight all to himself. He raised his arms when it was over, the boats filling Calibogue Sound blowing their horns in triumph.

“I didn’t want to watch the board,” Gay said. “I wanted to stay focused and keep pushing.”

A year ago, Gay’s breakthrough win came at the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico. But that was the same weekend Tiger Woods won the World Golf Championships’ Match Play, and Gay’s win got shuffled to the background.

So the 37-year-old Gay fashioned a Tiger-style blowout at Harbour Town Golf Links to back up his 2008 success.

Besides a $1.026 million first prize, Gay earned a spot in next year’s Masters, something he also didn’t get with the Mayakoba victory.

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