Matthew Wolff hit an eagle at the 18th hole to claim his first PGA Tour title by one shot at the 3M Open in Twin Cities, Minnesota. The 20-year-old American, who was only competing in his fourth PGA event and third as a professional, came into contention on Saturday with a third-round 62.
And just as it looked like he would be forced to go into a play-off on Sunday, Wolff rolled in a 26-foot putt to record a seven-under-par 65 to finish on 21-under for the tournament. Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa were left tied for second place after both concluded with rounds of 66.
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Speaking about his victory, which ensures him a place on the PGA Tour until 2021 and secures him a place in the 2020 Masters and US PGA Championship, Wolff said: “It’s a really special feeling. “I just proved to myself I can be out here.”
On the eagle at the 18th, he added: “I was shaking, to be honest. A lot of my putts weren’t going in and I was just kind of telling myself one’s bound to drop in. “It happened at the right time. I just gave it a chance and it went over the right spot that I pointed out. And as soon as it dropped, the tears started coming.”