HONOLULU -- Lanny Wadkins beat a strong wind with one of the finest rounds of his life and rallied from six shots back to score his 20th career victory yesterday.
"The wind did it for me," the 41-year-old veteran said after a
four-stroke triumph in the Hawaiian Open. "The wind gave me the chance."
The winds, gusting to 35-40 mph and creating white-caps on the nearby Pacific surf, prohibited anyone else from making a major move.
Wadkins, however, unleashed a 7-under-par 65 -- by three shots the best round of day -- passed nine players and won going away.