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By : BGA Proshop
Another PGA tournament and we have another first time winner on the PGA Tour.
This time it was J.T Poston and it seems like this young gun coming through do not fear the moment.
Starting the day 3 shots behind overnight leader Byeong Hun An at the Wyndham Championship, Poston made an eagle on the 5th hole shot him up the leader board as he turned 5 under for the nine and was in the hunt. He added another 3 birdies on the back nine for a bogey free 62 which was the lowest round of the day. His bogey free final round capped off a remarkable week for Poston, where he didn't drop one shot over the 4 days of golf. He carded rounds of 65, 65, 66 and 62 to win.
"I probably haven't had that many bogey-free rounds this year," Poston said. "To be able to do four in a row is pretty special, and finish it off with a 62 on Sunday is pretty awesome."
Poston birdie on the 15th gave him the lead and he had to wait a couple of holes for the overnight leader An to finish. An needed a birdie on his last hole to force a playoff and when he missed a 58 foot chance on the last, Poston was crowned the winner. Webb Simpson managed to jump into clear second as he made birdie on the last hole and An eventually made a bogey to finish in outright 3rd but it was all about Poston.
Poston joins the next generation of golfers coming through who seem to play well beyond their age. Last week we had Colin Morikawa join the first time winners group and a month before that we had Matt Wolff do the same. Viktor Hovland another young up and coming star was tied 4th at the Wyndham Championship and it seems like we are in for a real exciting time in golf.
As a local native from the state, Poston was asked about winning in his home state after the round.
"To be able to do it here in North Carolina, with a lot of friends and family, I don't think I could have drawn it up any better," Poston said.
He also talked about how special it was to win in front of his grand dad. He said that his grand dad had built him his first set of clubs at 3 years old and had lots of good memories following him to the range and playing golf with him. To be able to win in front of him was "special".
Poston picked up a cheque for $1.116 million USD and he has now got a two-year PGA Tour exemption and will make his Masters and PGA Championship debuts next season.