Englishman Wallace has won the PGA Puntacana


Matt Wallace birdied four of the last six holes Sunday to win the PGA Corales Puntacana Championship for his first victory in nearly five years.

The 32-year-old Briton made four consecutive birdies from 13 to 16 to shoot a six-under-par 66 and finish with 72 holes at the Dominican Republic resort in 19-under 269.

That was good enough for one win over 22-year-old Dane Nicolai Hojgaard, who missed a 20-foot birdie putt on 18 to force a playoff.

Wallace, who captured his first US PGA Tour title, a four-time winner of the European Tour, the latest of which came in Denmark in September 2018.

Wallace capped his birdie run at the 16th hole, where he chipped into the gusty wind to within inches of the hole and tapped in for a two-over. Then he closed it back and forth.

“Very happy,” Wallace said. “Down the last few holes I knew I could do it. I’ve been playing well all week. It just came up, so lucky.

“This is great.”

Hojgaard, a two-time winner on the European Tour, sank a 15-foot birdie putt on the par-3 17th to give himself a lead on the final hole.

Americans Sam Stevens and Tyler Duncan tied for third, two up at 271, with American Austin Eckroat another shot back.

Many of the PGA’s top talents were at the WGC Match Play Championship this week in Austin, Texas.


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