RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico - Five days after getting married, Trey Mullinax ran off nine birdies and saved par with a 15-foot putt on his last hole for a 9-under 63 to take the lead at the Puerto Rico Open.
His previous best finish was a playoff loss at the Travelers Championship in 2013. Ten players were within three strokes of the lead.
"I feel like I'm way overdue", Stroud said.
"Couple really terrible years, I pretty much hit rock bottom".
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.
With so numerous game's elite playing the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Texas, the Puerto Rico Open represented the chance for the Australians in the field to take advantage but it was not to be.
"A couple of weeks ago at Innisbrook I three-putted a couple times - six times, in fact - and just cut the momentum out of me and that was kind of a disappointment". Points has tried Monday qualifying for some PGA Tour events. "And seeing that many people following me and all that, I think to myself, 'OK, I'm pretty sure after the week at least two or three guys will want to start picking up golf here.' That's my main goal right now, try to promote the game". "I've been playing and practicing and trying to stay sharp and I think that paid off today".
One shot behind was a pair of past PGA Tour winners, Bill Lunde and D.A. Points, who each shot 69.
Sam Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer, shot 67 and was five behind.