Floyd holds off Couples to win Doral

March 09, 1992

MIAMI -- Ray Floyd yesterday turned back the young man he calls the best player in the world today and tied a longevity record set by one of golf's all-time greats.

Floyd, 49, held off Fred Couples for a two-stroke victory in the Doral Open and joined Sam Snead as the only man to win PGA Tour titles in four decades.

Floyd's triumph, secured when Couples became entangled in trash far to the right of the 18th fairway, was his first since 1986 and the 22nd of a career that began in 1963.

Snead won tournaments from the 1930s through the 1960s.

"It's quite an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence with Sam, but I'm not near the player he was," Floyd said.

Ray Floyd, $252,000 67-67-67-70271 Keith Clearwater, $123,200 68-67-70-68273 Fred Couples, $123,200 66-69-69-69273 Ken Green, $61,600 69-70-68-67274 Davis Love III, $61,600 71-68-68-67274 Howard Twitty, $50,400 68-69-68-70275 Hale Irwin, $42,175 70-66-70-70276 Tom Kite, $42,175 73-68-66-69276 Mark O'Meara, $42,175 70-71-65-70276 Larry Nelson, $42,175 68-71-65-72276

Doug Tewell, $33,600 72-69-68-68277

Mark Brooks, $33,600 71-69-68-69277 Ed Dougherty, $25,480 73-70-69-66278 Thomas Lehman, $25,480 68-71-71-68278 Jim Woodward, $25,480 71-70-69-68278 P.H. Horgan III, $25,480 68-69-71-70278 Wayne Levi, $25,480 71-70-66-71278 Curtis Strange, $14,904 67-72-75-65279 Bruce Lietzke, $14,904 74-70-69-66279 Dan Pohl, $14,904 68-72-72-67279 Loren Roberts, $14,904 66-75-71-67279

John Huston, $14,904 72-70-69-68279 Scott Gump, $14,904 73-70-67-69279 Jim Hallet, $14,904 70-72-68-69279 Andrew Magee, $14,904 72-68-69-70279 David Peoples, $14,904 70-71-68-70279 Ben Crenshaw, $14,904 67-69-71-72279 Jay Don Blake, $14,904 68-71-68-72279 Jay Delsing, $9,520 71-72-69-68280 Lance Ten Broeck, $9,520 68-72-70-70280

Mike Hulbert, $9,520 72-72-65-71280 Duffy Waldorf, $8,103 67-73-74-67281 Neal Lancaster, $8,103 72-72-68-69281 Jeff Sluman, $8,103 69-68-73-71281 Joey Sindelar, $8,103 69-71-69-72281 Steve Elkington, $7,210 66-71-74-71282 Chip Beck, $6,020 70-70-74-69283 Payne Stewart, $6,020 71-69-73-70283 Chris Perry, $6,020 72-69-71-71283

Jim McGovern, $6,020 74-68-70-71283 Mike Smith, $6,020 66-72-73-72283 Olin Browne, $6,020 70-73-68-72283 Billy Ray Brown, $6,020 69-69-72-73283

Kelly Gibson, $4,233 72-71-73-68284 Billy Andrade, $4,233 68-72-75-69284 Bob Tway, $4,233 73-71-71-69284 Billy Mayfair, $4,233 70-71-73-70284 Tom Sieckmann, $4,233 73-70-71-70284 Mike Sullivan, $4,233 74-69-68-73284 Bruce Zabriski, $3,288 69-74-72-70285 John Daly, $3,288 72-71-71-71285 Sandy Lyle, $3,288 72-71-71-71285 Peter Persons, $3,288 72-69-72-72285 Andy Bean, $3,288 72-71-70-72285

Mike Standly, $3,288 72-70-71-72285 Jim Gallagher, $3,288 67-73-72-73285 Tim Simpson, $3,288 75-69-68-73285

George Burns, $3,288 70-71-70-74285 Dudley Hart, $3,024 70-71-75-70286 Gil Morgan, $3,024 74-70-72-70286

Chris Tucker, $3,024 73-70-72-71286 Michael Cunning, $3,024 74-70-71-71286 Ed Humenik, $3,024 72-71-71-72286

Ronnie Black, $3,024 71-73-70-72286 Brad Bryant, $3,024 70-74-69-73286 Bobby Wadkins, $2,884 67-77-74-69287 Ernie Gonzalez, $2,884 71-72-73-71287 David Toms, $2,884 74-70-70-73287 Mark Calcavecchia, $2,814 71-69-74-74288

Tom Weiskopf, $2,814 71-72-71-74288

Russ Cochran, $2,744 70-73-76-70289 Kenny Perry, $2,744 74-70-74-71289 Kenny Knox, $2,744 75-69-70-75289 Jodie Mudd, $2,674 72-69-77-72290 Morris Hatalsky, $2,674 74-69-72-75290 Bart Bryant, $2,604 69-75-77-70291 Rocco Mediate, $2,604 72-72-73-74291 Fred Funk, $2,604 67-72-75-77291 Phil Blackmar, $2,548 72-69-74-77292 Dan Forsman, $2,520 73-71-75-75294

Hidecki Kase, $2,492 75-69-71-81296

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