Arjun Atwal. (USA TODAY Sports activities)
TRUCKEE: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal completed T-53 after including one other spherical of +Four factors on the ultimate day of the Barracuda Championship right here.
Atwal, who had six, three and 4 factors in his first three rounds, picked up 4 birdies, one bogey and one double bogey in his closing spherical on Sunday.
“Certain it might have been a lot better, however that is the best way one ought to really feel after any spherical,” he stated with fun.
“I’m glad I lasted it out, two weeks in a row and really feel pretty alright with three begins and three cuts made. Yet one more occasion at Wyndham to go together with every week in between from at times.”
Atwal has nice recollections of Wyndham as he marks the 10th anniversary of the one PGA Tour win achieved by an Indian skilled.
“That win in 2010 will at all times be particular,” he stated. “Let’s examine possibly we will flip the clock again once more,” he added along with his common humour.
Richy Werenski turned his profession round with a flop shot he holed from the green on the par-Four for a five-point eagle on 16th after which birdied the 18th for a one-point victory over Troy Merritt.
The flop shot on 16th landed within the fringe and raced throughout the inexperienced and into the cup.
It was Werenski’s first PGA TOUR win and his 13-point closing spherical gave him 39 factors as in opposition to 38 by Troy Merritt on the PGA Tour’s solely occasion performed on Modified Stableford format.
Within the modified stableford format gamers bought eight factors for albatross, 5 for eagle, two for birdie, zero for par, minus-one for bogey and minus-three for double bogey or worse.
Werenski earned exemptions into the 2021 Sentry Match of Champions, THE PLAYERS Championship and a number of invitational occasions.
He additionally earned a spot in subsequent week’s PGA Championship if not already exempt, plus a spot within the 2020 US Open as considered one of prime two gamers, not in any other case exempt, ending within the top-10 and ties.
“It is big,” Werenski stated.
“I have been enjoying nicely for I really feel just like the final couple of months, however to get a win, I imply, that is big. I bought a pair seconds and every little thing, so it simply helps my confidence quite a bit. Now I do know I am ok, and now we’ll go make a superb transfer for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.”
Werenski has been constant as he made each minimize in his six begins since Return to Golf — T58 at Charles Schwab Problem; T46 at Vacationers Championship, T21 at Rocket Mortgage Traditional, T35 at Workday Charity Open, T3 at 3M Open adopted by a win at Barracuda Championship.
Merritt didn’t convert the 54-hole lead right into a victory for the second straight 12 months. Final 12 months at Montreux, Collin Morikawa rallied to beat Merritt.
Matthias Schwab and Fabian Gomez tied for third with 37 factors.