Luke List (USA) has claimed the top spot on the United States Professional Golf (PGA) Tour after a five-player playoff. List shot a combined 18-under-par 270 in the fourth round of the Sanderson Farms Championship at the par-72 Jackson Golf Club in Mississippi, USA, on Monday (Sept. 9) to join Van Griffin (USA) and four other players in a tie for the lead.
In the sudden-death playoff on the 18th hole (par-4), List sank a long birdie putt from 13 meters after hitting his second shot onto the green to win in dramatic fashion .List used his long game to win the Farmers Insurance Open in January 2022 to boost his stock. He also won his first career title in a playoff. The victory earned him two years on the PGA Tour, as well as invitations to next year’s Masters and the season-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions.
On the final day of play, it seemed unlikely that List, who finished two strokes off the lead, would go into overtime. List even took off his hat after the 18th hole to give it to a fan. But when Griffin and Henrik Norlander (SWE), who were also in contention for the title, faltered and failed to make a shot, it opened the door for List.
Griffin, a former property insurance company employee, missed a 2.5-meter par putt 안전놀이터 on the 18th hole, sending the match into overtime .List, Griffin, Norlander, Ludwig Avery (SWE) and Scott Sterlings (USA) were the five players in the extra session. List put his second shot on the green, but the distance to the hole made a birdie look unlikely.
But List, who was the second player to make a putt in the extra session, roared after holing the decisive shot that rolled a long way into the hole. “It was a roller coaster ride,” said List. Especially in the last 20 minutes (of overtime), it was amazing,” he said