Golf player Will Zalatoris picked an extraordinary chance to procure his most memorable PGA Tour triumph, guaranteeing the St. Jude Championship and procuring a lead in the 2022 FedExCup Playoffs in Memphis.
Zalatoris edged Sepp Straka in a three-opening season finisher for the victory Sunday at TPC Southwind. He guaranteed a $2.7 million award for the primary spot finish.
“It’s somewhat difficult to say regarding time when it’s your subsequent year on Tour, however better late than never,” Zalatoris, who completed second in two majors this season, told journalists.
“This week was somewhat of a drudgery, taking into account the beginning I had. Taking into account the nearby completes I’ve had for this present year, to pull it off implies a great deal at long last.”
Zalatoris’ last round included five birdies and one intruder. He made standard on the other 12 openings to complete 4-under standard for the round. Straka checked five birdies and made intruder two times over his last 18. Zalatoris and Straka each made standard on the initial two openings of the season finisher.
Zalators then, at that point, moved forward and sent off a shot toward the island green on No. 11. The ball skipped off the periphery and arrived on a stone wall simply over the water, yet didn’t fall in the lake.
Straka’s initially shot went into the water. Every player then took a drop. Straka hit his third shot into the dugout, while Zalatoris’ landed seven feet from the opening. Straka’s fourth stroke cruised past the opening, while Zalators sank his triumphant putt for the triumph.
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Lucas Glover and Brian Harman tied for third spot. Adam Scott, Jon Rahm, Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Matt Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam and Trey Mullinax tied for fifth. J.J. Spaun, who drove the competition by one stroke entering the last round, was 8-over standard Sunday and completed tied for 42nd.
Zalators currently drives the FedExCup standings. The Top 70 players from the St. Jude Championship progressed to the BMW Championship, which will run from Thursday through Sunday at Wilmington Country Club in Wilmington, Del.
The Tour Championship, the finale of the end of the season games, will run from Aug. 25 to 28 at East Lake Golf Course in Atlanta.