Nate Lashley says he “couldn’t be happier” after breaking his PGA Tour duck at the inaugural Rocket Mortgage Classic. Lashley went into Sunday’s final round at Detroit Golf Club with a comfortable six-shot lead and that advantage was quickly stretched to seven after he made birdie at the opening hole.
The American ended up making four birdies and two bogeys in total for a two-under-par 70 to finish the tournament on -25, winning by six strokes from compatriot Doc Redman in second. Speaking about his win, the emotional 36-year-old said he is looking forward to what comes next after securing this big triumph. “Just really emotional right now,” Lashley was quoted as saying by sport24.
“Just really thankful I got into the golf tournament. Winning on the PGA Tour is just a dream come true and I’m just glad I got it done today. “Having my friends and family here, so many of them flew in, I’m just ready to go celebrate with them. It’s huge when you win. You get two years.
You get all of this confidence going. You get to play in the (2020) Masters. I couldn’t be happier right now.” Slovakian Rory Sabbatini and American Wes Roach shared third position on -18, while US star Brandt Snedeker was part of a group of six players that were a further shot behind on -17.