Will Zalatoris, finally first victory of the year

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Will Zalatoris, finally first victory of the year
Will Zalatoris, finally first victory of the year

Will Zalatoris makes it. The 25-year-old from San Francisco, after a great season in which only the victory had failed him, also closes this last circle. And he doesn't do it in just any event, but at the FedEx St. Jude Championship 2022, the first FedEx Cup playoff tournament, in which he beats Austria’s Sepp Straka in the playoff playoffs.

Will Zalatoris, results

Both had closed the normal 72 holes at -15, and so it was necessary to repeat the 18 twice twice. On both occasions the two went the same way: par. The change towards 11 saw both suffer, but paradoxically the bogey was enough for Zalatoris to take home the entire mail and officially become number 9 in the world.

On the winner's card there is written 71 63 65 66, therefore 265 shots. The third position is taken, and in comeback (14 places recovered), Lucas Glover together with Brian Harman, for an all-American couple, but it is even more interesting to note the group of fifths classified at -11: in addition to the USA Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Andrew Putnam and Trey Mullinax, in fact, there are also the Australian Adam Scott, the English Matt Fitzpatrick and the Spanish Jon Rahm.

After committing an irregularity that cost him two penalty shots in the third lap, the Australian Cameron Smith closes in 13th place, failing the assault on the world number 1 currently in the hands of Scottie Scheffler.

For Smith, the situation is not so easy, because he is given as a participant in the next event of the LIV Golf, the Arab super league, on September 2 in Boston. And already Bubba Watson has decided to give in to Arab flattery, abandoning the PGA Tour.

Will Zalatoris (born August 16, 1996 in San Francisco, California) is an American professional golfer on the Korn Ferry Tour. On July 4, 2020, he won the TPC Colorado Championship and moved up to the top overall position on the 2020/21 Korn Ferry tour.

He secured himself with that game at the US Open Championship 2020, where he, among other things, hit a "hole in one" and finished in a shared 6th place.