He’s one of “those other” guys out there on the PGA Tour.
You wouldn’t recognize him if he passed you on the street.
Two words basically sum up the achievements of Ryan Armour — career journeyman.
Armour was basically just another guy trying to make a living playing golf until this fateful past week in Jackson, Ms., of all places.
Armour broke through at age 41 and finally picked up a PGA Tour victory — the Sanderson Farms Championship.
It’s part of the cross-over season, one of those events that lets the Web.com grads get their feet wet.
For Armour, it was victory at last, 19-under par and the Big Rooster Trophy — winner, winner, chicken dinner!
”It’s a big monkey off my back, I’m not going to lie,” said Armour. ”There’s a lot of emotions running through my head. Part of me wants to fly home immediately and see my wife and kids. And part of me wants to go hang out with the boys.”
Armour doesn’t have the huge distance off the tee most have these days. He does it the old fashioned way.
”It’s validation that you don’t have to hit it 330 in the air to still win golf tournaments,” Armour said. ”I hit a lot of fairways. I hit a lot of greens and made a lot of putts and somehow you still win.”
He won big, five ahead of second-place Chesson Hadley and seven better than local guy Jonathan Randolph, whose home course was the host Country Club of Jackson.