MEMPHIS - Brian Gay played his way into the U.S. Open yesterday, completing a wire-to-wire victory in the St. Jude Classic.
Gay earned the berth with his second win in his last five events to grab the Open exemption as a multiple winner in the last calendar year.
The native Texan led by only a stroke after each of the first three rounds at TPC Southwind, then shot a third straight 4-under 66 to pull away at 18-under 262.
David Toms finished with a 65, and Bryce Molder had a 70 as both finished 5 shots back.
Phil Mickelson and John Daly tied for 59th.
Ordeal for senior golfer. The Champions Tour's Ken Green, who was injured in a recreational vehicle crash in Mississippi last Monday that killed his brother and girlfriend, will have his lower right leg amputated, his agent said.