(Reuters) – Lanto Griffin will be known for more than his unusual name after winning the Houston Open by one stroke on Sunday.
Griffin, a self-described son of hippies who was named after a spiritual master, shed tears of happiness upon sinking a six-foot par putt to clinch his breakthrough victory at Golf Club of Houston.
Greenside - Interview - Americans - Scott - Harrington
“I felt eerily calm. I don’t know why,” he said in a greenside interview after carding three-under-par 69 to edge fellow Americans Scott Harrington and Mark Hubbard by one stroke.
Griffin, 31, is no spring chicken but was making only his 33rd start on the PGA Tour.
FedEx - Cup - Points - List - Job
He finished at 14-under 274 and now leads the early FedEx Cup points list and has the job security that comes with a two-year exemption.
“I just knew if I make bogey I have a job out here next year,”...
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