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PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Davis Love III...

PONTE VEDRA, FLA. — PONTE VEDRA, Fla. -- Davis Love III beat the odds and eased some of the frustration of a recent playoff loss when he turned back the late threats of Nick Faldo and towering Phil Blackmar and scored a four-shot victory.

The fourth triumph of his seven-season career on the PGA Tour was secured with two great shots down the stretch -- a bold attack on a tucked pin on the island green of the 17th hole, and a clinching approach to the double-dangerous 18th.

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Love won it with a closing 5-under-par 67 and a 273 total, 15 under par, matching the tournament record on the TPC at Sawgrass, the home course for golf's touring pros.

Yesterday also saw John Daly and Mark Calcavecchia being warned they may be fined after a fast-moving romp in their final round.

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The two players were reprimanded by PGA Tour deputy commissioner Tim Finchem for "failure to exert their best effort" after they trotted around the TPC at Sawgrass in two hours and three minutes.

Daly shot 80, including an eight on the par-4 fifth hole. Calcavecchia shot 81, including sevens on the 16th and 18th holes.

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