Bart Bryant, a three-time PGA Tour winner who bested Tiger Woods down the stretch to win two of them, died in a car accident on Tuesday, according to the PGA Tour. 

Information was sketchy but the accident occurred in Florida as Bryant and his wife Donna were driving from Atlanta to their home in Winter Garden.

Bryant, who along with his brother Brad were two of 12 brother combinations to win on the Tour, won all three of his titles after the age of 40, laboring on mini-tours for nearly two years and overcoming injuries and multiple trips through the Tour’s national qualifying process. 

His first Tour victory was in the 2004 Texas Open at the age of 41, where he shot a third-round 60 at the La Canterra Country Club in San Antonio on his way to winning in his 187th PGA Tour start.

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Bart Bryant blasts out a greenside bunker on No. 4 during Sunday\'s final round of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. Bryant went on to win by one stroke.Chris Putman | Associated Press

He won twice in 2005, and both were huge: he captured The Memorial (being played this week in Dublin, Ohio) by one shot over Fred Couples and four over Tiger Woods, then won the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake by six over Woods, with a course-record 62 in the first round. 

It was the largest margin Woods has ever lost by when finishing second. Woods returned the favor three years later when he made a 25-foot birdie putt on the final hole of the Arnold Palmer Invitational to beat Bryant by one shot. 



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