John Deere Classic: Dylan Frittelli earns 1st career PGA Tour win after back-to-back low rounds

first_imgThe win will propel Frittelli up the FedEx Cup standings, where he previously sat 153rd and earned him an invitation to next week’s Open Championship at Royal Portrush. It will be the third consecutive Open Championship he’ll compete in after missing the cut the two previous seasons.”It’s still sinking in,” Frittelli said after the round, via “It means a lot. My focus this week was to just try and get some FedEx Cup points and try to move up in that top 125, and now, perspective is going to change big time. Jump on that flight and head over to the Open next week. Hopefully, I can be calm by the time I get there. It’s going to be a fun flight.”Calm. Cool. Collected.The winning [email protected]_Frittelli claims the @JDClassic. 🏆#LiveUnderPar— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 14, 2019In addition to the Open invitation, he’ll also appear in next season’s first three majors.”It’s super helpful,” he added. “It’s an amazing feeling to know that I have some job security. I’m super excited and I can’t believe this happened.”Henley put pressure on the leader after rocketing up the standings with the low round of the day.The three-time Tour winner was seeking his first win since 2017 and used a spectacular round of 10-under 61 to stay in contention. However, Henley’s previous round over par wasn’t even to help edge out Frittelli.He finished in solo second (19 under) for his first top-10 finish of the season hitting a number of other milestones on the way.The round marked:The lowest round of his careerTied for the lowest final round on Tour this seasonThe lowest final round the tournament since 1983A career-high birdies for a single round (10)A career-best birdies through one week (28) 🔥 @RussHenleyGolf made 6 putts outside 7 feet today.8 feet8 feet9 feet14 feet26 feet46 feetHe’s looking for his fourth TOUR win.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 14, 2019Andrew Landry rounded out the top three (18 under) while Collin Morikawa and Chris Stroud finished in a two-way tie for fourth (17 under). Four Americans tied for sixth (16 under), including Nick Watney and Charles Howell III. Bill Haas and Sam Saunders highlighted a sizable tied for 10th (15 under). John Deere Classic: Jhonattan Vegas shoots 62 to take 36-hole lead John Deere Classic: Cameron Tringale, Andrew Landry tied for lead going into final round The South African professional shot 7-under 64 to hold off a red-hot Russell Henley and claim the win with a two-stroke lead at 21 under.Frittelli played steady golf all weekend and made just one bogey throughout the tournament. He was mistake free Saturday and Sunday. Related News The Open Championship will be played in conjunction with the Barbasol Championship, which is held as an alternative to the major, next week.The Open will mark the final major of the season. It was a sweet victory for Dylan Frittelli.The first-time PGA Tour winner used back-to-back low rounds to jump to the top of the leaderboard and remain there in the final round of the John Deere Classic.  PGA Tour player Robert Garrigus back from suspension, still advocating for marijuanalast_img

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