Matthew Wolff produced a spectacular end to grab victory on the 3M Open in simply his third PGA Tour begin since turning skilled.
Wolff rolled in a giant eagle putt on the ultimate inexperienced to edge out Bryson DeChambeau and playing-partner Collin Morikawa by one shot at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota, his grandstand finale capping a six-under 65 and a profitable rating of 21 below par.
A play-off appeared a near-certainty when DeChambeau, taking part in within the penultimate pairing, knocked a elegant six-iron to 6 toes on the lengthy final and rattled within the putt for eagle to say the clubhouse lead.
However as he ready for additional holes, Wolff and Morikawa each drilled good drives down the centre of the golf green and hit stable second photographs to present themselves an opportunity to make three.
Wolff then seized his likelihood as his aggressive 25-foot putt from the left fringe discovered the cup, and Morikawa’s effort to increase the event drifted simply left of the goal as he settled for his career-best end result.
Reigning NCAA champion Wolff, who made his PGA Tour debut in Phoenix earlier than becoming a member of the skilled ranks final month, can now sit up for a two-year exemption on Tour whereas additionally sealing a spot at The Masters subsequent 12 months.
The 20-year-old with probably the most unorthodox swings within the sport pulled away from a congested leaderboard, with no fewer than six gamers tied for the lead at one level within the closing levels.
Each Wolff and Morikawa struggled for consistency over the entrance 9, however Morikawa then reeled off 5 birdies in six holes from the 11th whereas Wolff picked up photographs on the 10th, 14th and 15th because the pair have been locked collectively on the high.
DeChambeau then snatched the benefit when he bounced again from bogeys at seven and 9 with three birdies after the flip, and his eagle on the final piled the strain on the inexperienced last pair.
However DeChambeau’s pleasure was short-lived as Wolff’s closing eagle accomplished an inward 31 and earned him a good-looking cheque for $1,152,000 – simply the second payday of his fledgling profession.
Morikawa tapped in for his sixth birdie of the inward half to card a 66 and end as joint-runner up, whereas Adam Hadwin was two strokes additional again in outright fourth after returning a stable 67.
Carlos Ortiz had earlier held the clubhouse lead for a while after he fired a seven-birdie 64 to publish a difficult rating of 17 below, and the Mexican would find yourself in a share of fifth with Wyndham Clark, who was 18 below with six to play earlier than his sport abandoned him down the stretch.