WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS - For a tournament starving for a little more star power, Davis Love III and John Daly stepped into the breach Sunday.
Two of golf's more-recognizable names vaulted onto the leader board in the latter stages of the final round of the PGA Greenbrier Classic, giving the third-year event a boost.
After Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson failed to make the cut, U.S. Open champion and third-round leader Webb Simpson was joined by a bunch of "who's he?'' candidates as contenders on Sunday.
That's when Love, the 20-time Tour winner and Daly, a two-time major champion, saved the day.
As the lead group of Troy Kelly (then at 15 under) and Simpson (14 under) approached the turn in the final round, stuck right there alongside them in the top 10 were Love (12 under) and Daly (10 under).
Neither Love nor Daly made a serious run at the top spot - they gave up too much ground over the first 54 holes - but their mere presence energized the gallery and the tournament.
Daly's wild round of 5-under 65 Sunday included eight birdies, eight pars, a double bogey and a bogey. On the front nine, he had four birdies over a span of seven holes and on the back side, four birds in six holes.
He completed the tournament at 10-under 270, which matched last year's winning score. Daly finished just outside the top 10, tying for 12th. It would have been only his second top 10 since 2005.
"I had two really bad breaks,'' Daly said of Sunday's round. "Other than that, I could have been really low.
"It's a good week for me. My game's coming around. It was nice to have a good Sunday like this. I've done better since I changed my putting grip to a normal grip. I've putted so much better. I've been hitting the ball good all year. I'm pleased, and it's a good confidence builder going into [the John Deere Classic] because you've got to go low there.''
Daly's total of 20 birdies tied for second-most in the tournament behind Sean O'Hair's 21. Daly's drive of 374 yards Sunday was also the longest of the entire round until Scott Piercy uncorked one 377 yards late in the day.
The 48-year-old Love, meanwhile, had a nifty round going until suffering a triple-bogey 7 on No. 16.