JT Poston’s win was his first PGA Tour title since August 2019 and earned him one of three spots for The Open via the Open Qualifying Series; Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Emiliano Grillo also book in the field for the final male lead of the year
Last updated: 04/07/22 12:21 am
JT Poston has secured a debut at The Open later this month in St Andrews after completing a wire-to-wire win at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic.
Poston never gave up his lead on the final day at the TPC Deere Run, with a two under 69 to finish the week with a 21 under and claim a second PGA Tour title.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Emiliano Grillo finished three strokes back in a second, with the top three all securing a spot in the final men’s major of the year through the Open Qualifiers.
“I’ve always wanted to play at one of those venues at any venue, but my first was in St Andrews and the 150th – I can’t wait there and can’t wait to see how it goes !” Poston said.
Poston took a three-shot lead on the final day and became more apparent as he followed the head-to-head birdies through his first two holes by moving a 25-footed player from the edge on the next par four.
The American made a game of three-putt on fifth, four yards short, and was unable to get up and down from a lawn bunker to save par at the next table, despite trying to avoid the third shot. three in a row. .
Poston ended a round of 10 consecutive shots by rolling a 6-foot birdie on his 17th par 5, which helped him regain three clear goals, with a two-stroke on the final finish. won his first PGA Tour since the 2019 Wyndham Championship.
Bezuidenhout made it through three of his last five holes to end a bogey-free 66 and earned his first top-10 spot of the year on the PGA Tour, with Grillo combining four birdies with two bogeys on the final day. last to finish 18th under and tie -second.
Christopher Gotterup finished a place outside of The Open with a fourth split, despite finishing the year under 66 with three consecutive birdies, while Scott Stallings was also one place short when he missed his chance to play a seven-long birdie. foot in his penultimate hole.
England’s Callum Tarren finished the week in sixth place after losing to an under-70, while Matthias Schwab slid down the rankings with an overall score of 72.
Next week’s PGA Tour events are all co-accepted with the DP World Tour, with the Genesis Scottish Open and Barbasol Championship both taking place from Thursday on Sky Sports Golf.