NORTH PLAINS, Ore. (AP) Dicky Pride won the Web.com Tour’s Portland Open on Sunday and earned a PGA Tour card with a fifth-place finish on the regular-season money list.
The 46-year-old Pride, 40th on the money list entering the week, earned $144,000 to push his season total to $253,057. He closed with a 4-under 67 for a three-stroke victory over Tim Herron.
”I’m pretty amazed,” Pride said. ”It was so tough. I’ve played the last five weeks in a row. I’m 46 and I just am so thrilled to be able to get this done.”
Pride won his first title since the 1994 St. Jude Classic in his rookie season on the PGA Tour.
”For a guy that talks a lot, I don’t have a lot to say,” Pride said. ”It hasn’t been a couple years, it’s been a couple decades since I hit the winner’s circle. It’s really nice to be back.”
Pride also carried some motivation with him. He tweeted this photo on Monday.
The top 25 on the money list earned 2015-16 PGA Tour cards. The four-event Web.com Tour Finals – also offering 25 PGA Tour cards – starts Sept. 10-13 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Pride finished at 20-under 264 on Pumpkin Ridge’s Witch Hollow course after opening with rounds of 65, 66 and 66 to take a four-stroke lead over Herron into the final round. Pride had at least a three-stroke lead throughout the round highlighted by 60-foot eagle putt on the par-5 11th.
The 45-year-old Herron finished with a 66. He won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2006.
Tommy Gainey, also a PGA Tour winner, was third at 15 under after a 65.
Pride was the only player to move into the top 25. Rob Oppenheim dropped out, going from 24th to 26th after missing cut. He finished $943 behind No. 25 Harold Varner III.
Herron and Gainey finished outside the top 25 after splitting the season between the two tours. Herron finished 32nd on the money list with $131,165 in 11 starts and made $5,820 in seven PGA Tour events. Tommy Gainey was 35th with $123,721 in 16 starts and made $70,137 in four PGA Tour events.
Patton Kizzire topped the money list with $518,241. After winning the News Sentinel Open last week in Tennessee for his second title of the season, he tied for 26th at 5 under. Martin Piller was second with $343,649, and Dawie van der Walt third at $298,235. They also had two victories this season.