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Sam Burns win the Sanderson Farms for his second PGA Tour title.
With this win Burns moves himself to the 18th ranked player in the world and an up and coming star of the game.
Burns entered the moving round on Saturday, three behind the leaders but over a 24 hole stretch over the week reeled off 12 birdies and moving himself into the lead.
In the final round, Burns went out in 2 under but then on the back nine caught on fire and birdied 11, 13, 14 and 15 to catch and pass over night leader Sahith Theegala.
“I saw the leaderboard when I was on 17 green and I kinda thought the guys behind us weren’t quite close enough to catch us,” Burns told Golf Channel. “Just not enough holes. That’s when it kinda hit me that if I could just get it up there around the green and make a four or a five, we could do it.”
Burns built up enough of a lead was ahead by 2 on his 18 hole and all he needed was a bogey to win by a shot at 22 under, a tournament record.
"Having those experiences around the lead, I think those were really important for me. I learned a lot," Burns said. "Having that under my belt today, that experience was definitely helpful; and coming down the stretch, I felt a lot different than I have in the past -- not necessarily more confident, but just in a better state of mind."