Canada’s Adam Svensson wins RSM Classic to claim 1st PGA Tour title


Adam Svensson dealt with the chilly air and the warmth of rivalry as if he had been there earlier than, closing with a 6-under 64 to win the RSM Classic on Sunday at Sea Island for his first PGA Tour victory.

Svensson, a 28-year-old from Surrey, B.C., was locked in a four-way tie for the lead on the closing stretch of the Seaside course when he poured in an 18-foot birdie putt on the sixteenth gap, after which hit a tee shot to 10 toes on the par-3 seventeenth for a birdie that gave him a cushion.

Brian Harman (65) and Sahith Theegala (66) have been within the group forward of him and missed birdie possibilities from about 25 toes on the closing gap.

Callum Tarren of England (64) was the primary to submit at 17-under par and was hopeful of a playoff. Svensson capped off his bogey-free remaining spherical with a par for a two-shot win.

He completed at 19-under 263 and performed the more durable Seaside course in 20 beneath the ultimate three rounds. His match started with a 73 on the Plantation, which put him in a tie for 108th. His first job was to make the minimize. He wound up successful the trophy.

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B.C.’s Adam Svensson clinches 1st PGA Tour win at RSM Classic

The Surrey, B.C. native fired off six birdies within the remaining spherical to end at -19 for his first profession Tour victory.

Svensson is beginning his third full 12 months on the PGA Tour and will get a two-year exemption, together with a visit to the Masters and the PGA Championship. He has by no means performed a significant.

“To be trustworthy, it is not even actual proper now,” Svensson mentioned when he completed. “I’m so comfortable. I put a lot work in. To win on the PGA Tour means every thing to me. … I simply stored believing in myself, and right here I’m.”

Theegala recovered from a double bogey on the par-5 seventh gap when he was in bother left off the tee after which hit a chip that got here again to him from behind the inexperienced. He made 5 birdies over the past 11 holes.

Harman obtained within the sport late, hitting a fairway steel on the par-5 fifteenth gap that was inches away from rolling in, organising a brief eagle. He birdied the sixteenth to share the lead, however had to accept pars on the ultimate two holes.

Patrick Rodgers and Ben Martin, who shared the 54-hole lead, could not sustain. Rodgers did not make his first birdie till the thirteenth gap and closed with a 70 to tie for tenth, whereas Martin shot a 72.

Cole Hammer, who graduated from Texas in May was enjoying on a sponsor exemption, shot a 65 to tie for fifth, which will get him into the Sony Open.

The PGA Tour now takes a six-week break within the remaining wraparound season earlier than resuming with the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua the primary week of January.

By successful, Svensson was the final man to qualify for that subject, the primary elevated occasion that can have a $15 million US purse.

Svensson received $1,458,000, greater than he received in both of his two earlier seasons on the PGA Tour. He is the second Canadian to win this season, becoming a member of Mackenzie Hughes, who received in Mississippi.


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