Chris Gotterup vince il Myrtle Beach Classic

Against a number of predictions, Chris Gotterup emerges as the winner of the 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic, a PGA Tour event held alongside the Wells Fargo Championship

by Andrea Gussoni
Chris Gotterup vince il Myrtle Beach Classic
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Against a number of predictions, Chris Gotterup emerges as the winner of the 2024 Myrtle Beach Classic, a PGA Tour event held alongside the Wells Fargo Championship. With a score of -22 (66 64 65 67, 262 strokes), he not only clinches victory but also makes a significant leap in the FedEx Cup standings, now ranking 69th.

Chris Gotterup, results

Behind him, tied at -16, are Alistair Docherty and Davis Thompson, with Docherty making an impressive climb of 17 positions with a remarkable -7 on the final day. In the quartet tied at -15, alongside the American duo of Ryan McCormick and Beau Hossler (who shot -7 on the last day), are Kevin Yu representing Chinese Taipei (the sporting name for Taiwan), Ryan Fox from New Zealand, Jorge Campillo from Spain, and Erik van Rooyen from South Africa.

Finishing tied for tenth at -14 are Sam Stevens, Chesson Hadley, and Patton Kizzire. As for Robert MacIntyre, he settles for 13th place at -13, a bitter disappointment for the Scotsman as a +1 score drops him out of contention for the win.

A remarkable performance comes from Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark, who surges to 16th place with an impressive -10 score, showcasing a remarkable comeback. The PGA TOUR is a prominent organization that oversees major professional golf tours within the United States.

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Initially, tournament players established their own entity known as the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). However, in 1968, they disbanded the APG and opted to function as the PGA "Tournament Players Division," operating as a self-governing division under the PGA's oversight via a newly formed 10-member Tournament Policy Board.

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