Martin Laird takes Shriners Hospitals in tiebreaker

The Scot managed a birdie on the second hole of the playoff to beat Austin Cook and Matthew Wolff. Sergio García finished 43rd after a bad final day.


Scotsman Martin Laird, with a birdie on the second hole of the playoff, on the 17th, beat Americans Austin Cook and Matthew Wolff to be proclaimed champion of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open tournament on the PGA Tour this Sunday, adding 261 strokes ( -23) .

Laird, who was at the top of the standings from the second round, eventually asserted his putt on the green to make a birdie on the second playoff hole, which could not be matched by any of his rivals.

The Scottish player, who gets his second title in Las Vegas, the first as a professional also achieved it here, finished the fourth round with a card of 68 strokes (-3) after committing a bogey on the last hole that cost him to go to the tiebreaker.

Cook and Wolff, who delivered each scorecard with 66 hits (-5), also added 261 (-23) and shared second place.

Mexican Abraham Ancer, who delivered a card with 67 hits (-4) finished fourth, after advancing five places, and adding 264 hits (-20), three behind the champion.

Ancer, although he started with a birdie, on hole 3, then he experienced his worst moment of the day on the fifth with a double bogey as he did not have precision with long shots or on the green.

But he recovered with two consecutive birdies and in the second half he was perfect, adding another three birdies.

The Chilean Joaquín Niemann once again had a great day with a record of 66 hits (-5), advanced 28 places in the general classification and finished thirteenth with the sum of 267 hits (-17) .

Niemann, 21, who shared the position with six other players, had a journey full of contrasts again, especially in the second half when he made eagle, birdie and bogey.

In the end, Niemann achieved an eagle, five birdies and two bogeys, the last one on the 18th hole that prevented him from having a better classification.

The Colombian Sebastián Muñoz was also another of the players who went from less to more and with a signed card of 67 strokes (-4) he recovered 18 positions to add 270 impacts (-14) and occupy the twenty-seventh place, which he shared with six others players.

Agentino Emiliano Grillo also had a good performance to close the tournament with a signed card of 66 strokes (-5) that gave the sum of 271 (-13) and finished in thirty-fourth place.

The Spanish Sergio García, who the previous Sunday had won his first tournament of the season by proclaiming himself champion in the Sanderson Farms Championship, went over and under in Las Vegas and finished the fourth round with a score of 73 (+2) that they gave the sum of 272 strokes (-12) to occupy the forty-third place.

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