Brian Gay / Getty Images The Humana Challenge was won by 41-year-old Brian Gay, at the PGA West Palmer Course, La Quinta, California on Sunday. Brian won in a play-off against Chucky Three Sticks and David Lingmerth, with a birdie on the second play-off hole, the tenth. With this win Brian also moves to number one in the Fed Ex Cup standings. A shocked Brian said; "I'm still in a little bit of shock, it kind of happened so fast there at the end the way things went down. Last year was a struggle, it was a long year, a lot of work. I just wanted to come out this year kind of refocused, recharged, and believing in myself. My whole game's been about accuracy and short game. I've always been a short hitter on the TOUR and I felt like as I was getting older I'm only going to get shorter and shorter. The thoughts were, just be aggressive, shoot as low as you can. It was tough last year trying to play making those changes." Charles Howell 111 tied for second a week after opening the season with a third-place tie in Hawaii in the Sony Open, his last TOUR title was in 2007. Chucky Three Stick admits it is a mentally tough task competing on the TOUR; "Anybody that says that golf is fun or whatever, has really not done it for a living, I would never characterize this as fun. It's different than that. It's awfully challenging mentally. Quite honestly, going into the day, I didn't really think that anybody had a chance apart from Scott, he's won before, he hits it long enough to take advantage of the par fives. At 22 under, I figured if he shoots 6, or 7 under, he's really not catchable. So, then to have a chance there in regulation, that's where I really would like that one back, that three-putt there." David Lingmerth tied for second with Chucky, he was ,making only his second career appearance on the PGA TOUR, he also got into the play-off but duffed his approach into the water, a bad lie costing him dearly; "I didn't feel that comfortable over it, obviously, I just hit a bad shot." Scott obviously Stalled, he needed a birdie at the last to win, and a par to get into the play-off, he unfortunately he wobbled at the wrong moment; "You're going to have your good days and your bad days, but if you live and die with every shot out there, your career is not going to last very long out there." Phil Mickelson finished way down the list at -17 under par for the tournament, he put it down to being rusty; "I was rusty starting the year, I had a great four days here where I can work on my game with perfect weather and wonderful golf courses, where I could build some momentum. Heading into San Diego, I feel a lot more confident."