Bob Tway called it "one of those days where everything was going good."
Tway birdied five of the final eight holes today to complete an 8-under-par round of 64 and win the $500,000 Atlanta Golf Classic.
"I just didn't make any mistakes," Tway said after he became the first player this season to attain three victories on the PGA Tour.
Tway's 72-hole score of 269 was 19 under par on the 7,007-yard, par-72 Atlanta Country Club course.
Tway, 27, reared in nearby Marietta, won by two strokes over third-round leader Hal Sutton, who shot a 70 and finished at 271.
Tway earned a $90,000 first prize, pushing his 1986 winnings to $446,119, good enough for second place in his second PGA campaign.
"To come back and win before my family and friends is especially exciting," Tway said.
Tway began the day four shots behind Sutton and birdied the second hole. He also birdied Nos. 5 and 9, but was three shots behind Sutton after 63 holes.
He moved into position with birdies on 11 and 12, took the lead with his three-footer for a birdie on 14 and then birdied from five feet on the 15th and closed his winning round by tapping in for a birdie 4 on the final hole.
Greg Norman, the season's leading money-winner, shot an 8-under-par 64 after Saturday's 66. Norman, who started today's round in 23rd place, earned a tie for third and finished at 15-under-par 273.
Joining Norman at that figure were Scott Hoch (70), Mark O'Meara (69) and Willie Wood (68).
Tway, who joined the tour last year, beat Bernhard Langer in a playoff for his first victory this year in the Andy Williams Open and also won the Westchester Classic.