Sam Burns, fourth career victory in one year



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Sam Burns, fourth career victory in one year

The Charles Schwab Challenge has just ended in the playoff, and the winner is Sam Burns. From Louisiana with fury, the 25-year-old from Shreveport finds an extraordinary comeback in the last lap, taking advantage of his -5 to go up 16 places, the +2 of Scottie Scheffler to take him to the playoff and a great birdie from off green to 18 for beat the number 1 in the world ranking.

Fourth career victory for him, with a further plus: he got them all in just over a year.

Sam Burns, results

Third position for Brendon Todd, who remains in the fight for the victory until the end, but has to give up by virtue of the +1 which leaves him at -8, but still satisfied to stay ahead of the trio of Tony Finau, Davis Riley and Scott Stallings, quarters at -7.

From the seventh position, non-American flags also begin to be seen. At -5 with Kevin Na, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed (who did not enter the top ten from the end of 2021) there are in fact the Australian Cameron Davis and the Chilean Mito Pereira, who proved to be able to absorb well the blow given by the incredible end of the PGA Championship.

With this result, the ninth world position for Burns becomes a reality, and he will have to be taken into particular consideration for the next tournaments. All net of a certain inconstancy, because he alternates periods of missed cuts, in recent times, with situations in which he becomes unstoppable.

Even unpredictably. With a birdie on the first hole of the play-off, Sam Burns (71 68 67 65) surpasses world number 1 (and his best friend) Scottie Scheffler (66 65 68 72) in Texas and wins the Charles Schwab Challenge. Fourth career success (in 102 appearances) on the PGA Tour for the American who in Fort Worth, on the course of the Colonial Country Club (par 70), bent the competition of the strongest golfer in circulation.

Both finished the 72 regulation with a score of 271 (-9) shots but, to make the difference in the play-off, it was a feat of the 25-year-old from Shreveport.

The success earned him $ 1,512,000 for a prize pool of 8,400,000.

Not only that: Burns also took home a classic car such as the Pontiac Firebird from 1979 and, thanks to this masterpiece, he climbed from 10th to 9th in the world ranking and from third to second in the FedEx. Cup. In Texas, third place (272, -8) for Brendon Todd, fourth with 273 (-7) for Tony Finau, Davis Riley and Scott Stallings.

Top 10 and seventh place with 275 (-5) for Jordan Spieth, Mito Pereira, Kevin Na, Patrick Reed and Cameron Davis. Only 67 / o with 288 (+8), Jason Kokrak (defending champion).