Davis Thompson opens his PGA Tour account

Davis Thompson opens his PGA Tour account
Davis Thompson opens his PGA Tour account

Davis Thompson left no chance to his pursuers this Sunday. In command at the end of the moving day (he had a two-length lead over Aaron Rai and Eric Cole), the American quickly acquired a comfortable cushion at the top of the ranking thanks to a thunderous start. Relying on perfectly regulated putting (13 meters at the 1; 4 meters at the 4; 9 meters at the 5) as well as on magnificent approaches (at the 6 and 9), the 25-year-old player piled up six birdies on his first nine holes.

A good form crowned

Afterwards, the Atlanta native remained solid, conceding only one bogey on the 12th and collecting two additional birdies to keep his opponents at bay. Thanks to this final and magnificent card of 64 (-28 total), Davis Thompson was able to calmly enjoy his first PGA Tour title at the end of the round, which also gives him his qualification for The Open. Furthermore, this victory rewards his current momentum, he who finished 9th in the US Open and 2nd last week in the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Author of a formidable score of 64, (nine birdies, two bogeys), CT Pan must be content with the runner-up spot. This performance still allows the Taiwanese to console himself with a ticket to Troon. At -24 total, he is accompanied by the young Michael Thorbjornsen and Luke Clanton. The latter was impressive until the end. This Sunday, the 20-year-old player completed the course in 63 shots (eight birdies including six on the return, no errors). He thus becomes the first amateur since 1958 to finish twice in a row in the top 10 on the American circuit.

Rai and Cole not in rhythm

For his part, Ben Griffin tried everything to revive the suspense. The North Carolina native recorded a score of 62 (eight birdies, one eagle, one bogey), the best of the day, but finished 5th (-23 total), alongside Carson Young. The top 10 is completed by five players who share 7th place (-21 total). They include Denny McCarthy, Andrew Novak, Hayden Springer, Eric Cole and Aaron Rai. Second after 54 holes, the Englishman had a complicated outward journey (one bogey, one birdie) and was therefore quickly dropped from the leading group. The double winner on the DP World Tour finally got away with a round of 69 (three other birdies, another bogey).

Further back, Jordan Spieth is 26th (-14 total). Indeed, the Texan did not manage to do better than a card in par (four birdies, four bogeys) on the occasion of this final round. Finally, Sepp Straka, winner of the 2023 edition is in 61st position with a final timid score of 70 (three birdies, two bogeys).

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