James Poston became Wyndham Championship’s most convincing champion since 1974, when he won the cup without bogey.
The 26-year-old golfer said that this victory was the best thing for him in 2019. He also received an invitation to attend The Masters next year and it was like the dream came true. Whatever the outcome, he will spend an unforgettable week there.
Six birdies and an eagle at the lower ring help Poston first crowned at the PGA Tour. Golfer set a four-round bogey-free record, something that had never happened at Wyndham Championship since Lee Trevino’s championship in 1974. His 62-point number in the fourth round was only one stroke less than the record.
Poston had three more strokes than the one who held the top of the table An Byeong Hun, but quickly surpassed it due to his stable performance in all 18 holes. He created the most dramatic competition in the history of PGA Tour and finished with a score of -22, a stroke better than his compatriot Webb Simpson. Meanwhile, An was third with a score of -19, while Viktor Hovland was right behind with -18.
“I have a lot of rounds of mistakes this season,” Poston said after his first championship. “It is very special to spend four consecutive days without bogey at Wyndham Championship. The 62-point finish is even more unbelievable. I’m happy to win the guaranteed playing at the PGA Tour for the next two years.”
Thanks to the title in his home town of North Carolina, James Poston climbed from position 83 to 27 on the FedEx Cup scoreboard. This helped him to be in the BMW Championship, despite the Northern Trust’s results this week. This is two of three FedEx Cup Playoff events 2019. If maintained in the top 30 FedEx Cup scorecards after the BMW Championship, Poston will be playing for the first time in the Tour Championship – the event that determines the FedEx Cup champion.