This tour pro interview after first win in 15 years will give you all the feels!

The Korn Ferry Tour's Scott Gutschewski was emotional in an interview following his first win in nearly 15 years on Sunday. 

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Mon, 24 Apr 2023
This tour pro interview after first win in 15 years will give you all the feels!

Journeyman Scott Gutschewski was understandably emotional in an interview after winning his first Korn Ferry Tour tournament in nearly 15 years at the LECOM Suncoast Classic on Sunday. 

Gutschewski, 46, entered the final round of the tournament at 18-under par after carding the low round of the day on Saturday with an impressive 9-under 62. He started Sunday's round one stroke back of leader Kevin Dougherty. 

He then recorded a 3-under 68 in the final round and was tied with 23-year-old Logan McAllister at 21-under par after 72 holes. 

The pair went to a playoff where Gutschewski drained a 47-foot birdie putt from the fringe on the first extra hole for a walk-off win at the par-4 18th. 

It marked the third Korn Ferry Tour win of his professional career, and first since winning the Rex Hospital Open in June 2008. 

He became the 10th-oldest Korn Ferry Tour winner in the history of the circuit at 46 years, 6 months, and 22 days on Sunday.

It was also the second-largest gap between wins (2008 and 2023) in the history of the Korn Ferry Tour with a separation of 14 years, 10 months, and 15 days. 

Gutschewsi first turned professional back in 1999 and has bounced back-and-forth between the Korn Ferry Tour and the PGA Tour.

With the win on Sunday, he's moved up 57 spots on the Korn Ferry Tour points list from No. 66 to No. 9. The top 30 at the end of the regular season earn PGA Tour cards for the following year. 

Immediately following his victory, Gutschewski was quite understandably emotional in his post-round interview. He said:

“Hard to put into words right now, for sure.
"It’s been a long time. So, yeah, just probably really hard to talk now. Probably like a lot like couple of years ago when I got my card again. It’s tough. Tough to put it into words”

When asked about what made him so emotional about this win, Gutschewski jokingly said that he wished he had sunglasses on. He added:

“Just trying to be the type of player that I teach my kids to be, you know, and I guess just listening to myself.”

You can watch the full clip of the feel-good golf story here:

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