Golf Talk Live - World Golf Village Special Transcript Segment 7

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 20, 2000, 5:00 pm
PETER KESSLER
YOU'RE LOOKING AT SAM SNEAD'S TAVERN HERE AT THE WORLD GOLF VILLAGE AND OF COURSE SAM WENT IN FOR DINNER TONIGHT AND THEY MADE HIM PAY. IS THAT A, IS THAT A TRUE STORY?

SAM SNEAD
NO, I DON'T KNOW, I THOUGHT HE SAID WELL I'M ONE OF THE MANAGERS, MANAGERS OR SOMETHING BUT THEY KEPT COMING OFF OF THE BAR, MHMM HMMM.(SOUND HE MAKES WITH HIS LIPS 24:24). AUTOGRAPH

PETER KESSLER
YOU DON'T EVEN, HE NEVER REACHES INTO HIS POCKET FOR CASH, DOES HE BOB?

BOB GOALBY
HE DID YESTERDAY THOUGH WHEN WE ATE THERE. HE SAID YOU TAKE OF YOUR. I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT, BOB.

PETER KESSLER
DID HE EVER, DID HE EVER HAVE TO TAKE CASH OUT OF HIS POCKET WHEN THE TWO OF YOU HAD A CASUAL GAME ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS?

BOB GOALBY
NO. ONE TIME. ONE TIME OUT OF ABOUT 50.

PETER KESSLER
TELL ME ABOUT THAT DAY.

BOB GOALBY
WELL THAT DAY WAS AT AUGUSTA. NORMALLY YOU HAD TO PAY HIM AT THE MASTERS WHEN WE PLAYED PRACTICE ROUNDS. YOU HAD TO PAY HIM BY THE
FLAG AT 18 IN FRONT OF THREE OR FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE. YOU KNOW, I BEAT HIM OUT OF EIGHTY DOLLARS THIS ONE DAY AND I COULDN'T FIND HIM AND I FINALLY FOUND HIM BY THE URINAL, UPSTAIRS IN THE BATHROOM, THAT'S WHERE HE PAID ME.

PETER KESSLER
DID HE REALLY USED TO CARRY ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE YOU PUT THE CREDIT CARD IN AND YOU ROLL IT AND YOU COULD DO THAT TOO ON THE EIGHTEENTH GREEN?

(PETER, SAM AND BOB LAUGHING)

PETER KESSLER
ARE YOU, ARE YOU PLAYING GOLF? WHAT HAVE YOU, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING SAM?

SAM SNEAD
EVERYTHING BUT! NO, I HAVEN'T BEEN PLAYING VERY MUCH, UH, I'M DOWN HERE NOW FOR THE WINTER, AT UH DOWN FORT PIERCE.

PETER KESSLER
RIGHT

SAM SNEAD
UH.. IT'S NICE DOWN THERE. BOY IT'S NICE AND WARM. BOY, YOU CAN HAVE THIS KIND OF WEATHER.

PETER KESSLER
(LAUGHS)
THIS IS ONLY A COUPLE HOURS NORTH OF THERE.

SAM SNEAD
YEAH

PETER KESSLER
TELL ME ABOUT NICK FALDO COMING TO VISIT YOU EARLIER THIS YEAR TO TALK ABOUT GOLF SWING AND RHYTHM.

SAM SNEAD
WELL, UM, NICK STARTED, I THINK, GOT HIS FEET A LITTLE TOO WIDE APART AND I WATCHED HIM HIT SOME SHOTS AND HIS WOOD SHOTS WERE GOING OFF TO THE RIGHT, USUALLY THAT COMES FROM THE LEFT HAND, AND I TOOK A LOOK AT HIS

LEFT HAND, SURE ENOUGH, IT WAS UP IN THAT GROOVE, AND YOU, YOU DON'T DO THAT PLAYING GOLF AND I

PETER KESSLER
YOU MEAN MORE IN THE PALM THAN IN THE FINGERS?

SAM SNEAD
NO, I HAD HIM GET IT DOWN IN THE FINGERS MORE WHERE THE BUTT OF YOUR HAND IS ON TOP. I'M LOOSING MY WATCH HERE.

PETER KESSLER
AND YOUR SKI GLOVES.

SAM SNEAD
(LAUGHS)

WELL I TELL YOU. I HAD TO PUT THESE ON. I'VE BEEN FREEZING ALL NIGHT. AT LEAST THEY KEPT MY HANDS WARM.

PETER KESSLER
HOW MUCH DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOUR GOLF GAME FROM THE THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS THAT YOU AND SAM HAVE PLAYED TOGETHER OVER THE YEARS?

BOB GOALBY
WELL MAYBE 500 ROUNDS, BUT I LEARNED AN AWFUL LOT. HE'S BEEN A GREAT FRIEND FOR 45 YEARS AND HE'S ALWAYS TRIED TO HELP ME AND I DON'T THINK HE'S ALWAYS HELPED A LOT OF PEOPLE BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO BEAT THEM.

HE TOLD ME ONE TIME, I NEVER TRY TO HELP ANYBODY I'M TRYING TO BEAT BUT I LOVE THAT BEING A COMPETITOR.

SAM SNEAD
YOU CRAZY?

BOB GOALBY
BUT HE DID HELP ME A LITTLE BIT WITH MY TEMPER. I USED TO BE A CRAZY MAN ON THE GOLF COURSE. I COULDN'T STAND A BAD SHOT AND I DID NOT, I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO TAKE IT AND HE SAID, YOU KNOW, ALL YOU DO IS HURT YOURSELF, AND HE'S ALWAYS BEEN VERY CALM ON THE GOLF COURSE, EVEN THOUGH HE'S A

FIERY GUY, HE DIDN'T SHOW EMOTION ON THE GOLF COURSE, AND I DID LEARN THAT BY PLAYING WITH, JUST WATCHING THE RHYTHM AND TIMING ANYONE CAN BENEFIT BY WATCHING SAM SNEAD. FIND OUT THE GOLF BALL CAN BE HIT WITH RHYTHM AND NOT BRUTE STRENGTH.

PETER KESSLER
IF THERE HAD BEEN SPORTS PSYCHOLOGISTS, WHEN YOU GUYS WERE AT YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE ASKED ONE OF THEM ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON INSIDE OF YOUR HEAD?

SAM SNEAD
IN MY HEAD?

PETER KESSLER
YEAH

SAM SNEAD
NOT MUCH (LAUGHS)

PETER KESSLER
HOW COME?

(SAM, BOB AND PETER LAUGHING)

SAM SNEAD
IN GOLF?. YOU TALKING ABOUT GOLF?

PETER KESSLER
YES SIR.

SAM SNEAD
WELL, UH GOLF IS RHYTHM AND TIMING. THAT'S ALL. THAT'S IT. YOU, YOU SWING UP AND PULL DOWN. THAT'S WHAT IT, AND NINETY PERCENT OF PEOPLE GRIP THE CLUB TOO TIGHT AND ANYTIME I SHAKE HANDS WITH A GUY AND HE'S GOT RIGHT HANDED AND I FEEL, I SAID HEY, YOU'RE GRIPPING THE CLUB TOO TIGHT.

BOB GOALBY
YOU MEAN IF YOU FEEL CALLUSES?

SAM SNEAD
YUP. CALLUSES. I MEAN YOU KNOW THAT UH STRENGTH IS NOT WHAT YOU WANT, IT'S SPEED IS WHAT YOU WANT AND IF YOU GRIP IT TIGHT, YOU'RE CUTTING YOURSELF DOWN UH OF HITTING MAYBE ANOTHER 25, MAYBE 50 YARDS, AND UH IF YOU LET THE HANDS GO AND

POP, YOU WOULD HAVE TO POP IT DOWN TO BOTTOM AS YOU KNOW, AND, BUT IT DON'T LOOK LIKE ANYBODY'S POPPING IT
BUT THE GOOD PLAYERS GO

SHUWIT! (SOUND EFFECT HE MAKES) YOU DON'T SEE THEIR HANDS, IT'S SO FAST AND, BUT THAT'S UH WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING WELL, WHEN YOU FEEL THAT

POP. GET THE POP.

PETER KESSLER
WHAT'S YOUR REACTION TO WHERE WE ARE IN THE GAME TODAY? HERE WE ARE AT THE WORLD GOLF VILLAGE WHERE SOME OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME ARE HERE TODAY. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, GIVEN THAT YOUR WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN IN GOLF, TO SEE IT AT THIS STAGE TODAY?

BOB GOALBY
WELL IT'S FANTASTIC BECAUSE I KNOW THE FIRST TOURNAMENT I PLAYED IN I WON 20 DOLLARS IN, IN A PGA TOURNAMENT I TIED FOR 20TH PLACE. THERE WAS A 5 WAY TIE AND WE WERE, A

HUNDRED DOLLARS WAS A, SO TO SEE WHERE IT, WHAT IT HAS DONE IN THE LAST 45 YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN PLAYING TOURNAMENT GOLF IS JUST DOUBLY FANTASTIC AND TO SEE THE TPC UP HERE AND THE OPERATION HERE AT THE WORLD GOLF HALL OF FAME, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE

AND SEE THE GREAT PLAYERS OF TODAY. I STILL GO OUT WITH MY NEPHEW ON THE REGULAR TOUR AND WATCH. I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH GREAT SWINGERS AND GREAT STRIKERS OF THE BALL. WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT MANY. WE HAD SNEAD AND HOGAN AND NELSON AND MIDDLECOFF AND A COUPLE OF PLAYERS OF THAT STATURE IN OUR DAY BUT THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD

AS THE TOP TODAY, BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE THE MASTERS LIKE THEY HAVE. THE KIDS ARE BEAUTIFUL TODAY. WONDERFUL SWINGERS. GOOD GRIPS AND GOOD THINKERS, AND THEY, THEY'VE LEARNED ALL OF THIS FROM TELEVISION AND PEOPLE LIKE SAM SNEAD WHICH I DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO DO IN MY DAY.

PETER KESSLER
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. IT IS SO GOOD TO

SAM SNEAD
WELL THANK YOU

PETER KESSLER
SEE YOU AGAIN. I'LL TALK TO THE NICE PEOPLE AT SAM SNEAD'S TAVERN FOR YOU. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE EVERYBODY. GOOD NIGHT.
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Golf Channel Ramps Up Six Weeks of Comprehensive College Golf Coverage Culminating With The NCAA Women's and Men's Golf Championships, May 18-30

By Golf Channel Public RelationsApril 24, 2018, 9:00 pm

Golf Channel to Announce NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships Regional Selections on Wednesday, April 25 and Wednesday, May 2

 Golf Channel to Expand Coverage of NCAA Women’s and Men’s Regional Championships  

Driven: Oklahoma State Cowboys, a Four-Part Docu-Series Executive Produced by Rickie Fowler, Premieres on Golf Channel Monday, May 7

 More than 100 News and Tournament Hours Planned for Women’s and Men’s Championships, Back-to-Back Weeks at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.

 

ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2018 – With conference championships underway, golf fans will be able to follow their favorite college golf programs and alma maters as they attempt to qualify and compete in the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships in May at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., as Golf Channel expands its comprehensive on-air and digital collegiate golf coverage the next six weeks.

“Through our new long-term partnership, the NCAA and Golf Channel are successfully raising the profile of college golf by shining a spotlight on the game’s future stars and the passion these programs have in competing for national championships,” said Molly Solomon, Golf Channel executive vice president of content and executive producer. “With our expanded coverage of the regional championships and partnering with OSU alum Rickie Fowler for Driven, our viewers will be treated to the most college golf coverage in network history leading into the NCAA Golf National Championships.”

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENTS: On Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. ET (women) and continuing Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET (men), Golf Channel will announce the teams and individuals selected by the NCAA to participate in the women’s and men’s regional championships, the first step on the road to the NCAA Golf Championships. Live streaming coverage of selection shows will be available through the Golf Channel Mobile App or GolfChannel.com, and Golf Channel will aggregate social content for the shows using the hashtag #NCAAGolf. 

  • Women’s Golf Championships Regional Selections, Wednesday, April 25, 5:30 p.m. ET: Golf Central will announce (live) the 72 teams and24 individuals selected to compete in the four NCAA Women’s Regional Championships, May 7-9 (18 teams and six individuals per regional). 24 teams and 12 individuals will advance from regional sites to the national championships.
  • Men’s Golf Championships Regional Selections, Wednesday, May 2, 5:30 p.m. ET: Golf Central will announce the 81 teams and 45 individuals selected to compete in the six NCAA Men’s Regional Championships, May 14-16 (13 teams and 10 individuals at three regionals and 14 teams and five individuals at three regionals). 30 teams and six individuals will advance from regional sites to the national championships.

GOLF CHANNEL TO EXPAND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE: New for 2018, Golf Channel will feature expanded coverage of the final day of the NCAA women’s and men’s regional championships, Wednesday May 9 and Wednesday, May 16, respectively. Beginning within Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily lifestyle news show, and continuing hourly throughout the day via live Golf Central news updates from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. ET that will be published to Golf Channel Digital and Golf Channel’s social media handles. Coverage will conclude with live news segments, featuring highlights and interviews, announcing the teams and individuals who qualified for the women’s and men’s national championships.

RICKIE FOWLER AND NBC SPORTS COLLABORATE ON FOUR-PART DOCU-SERIES DRIVEN: OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS: NBC Sports Group is teaming up with PGA TOUR superstar Rickie Fowler to give viewers a dramatic behind-the-scenes look into Fowler’s alma mater in a four-part documentary series – Driven: Oklahoma State Cowboys. Driven, executive produced by Fowler, will premiere Monday, May 7 at 10 p.m. ET and continue Monday, May 14 (10 p.m. ET) and Monday, May 21 (8 p.m. ET). The finale will air on NBC on Saturday, June 16, recapping their season that culminates with a run at a potential 11th national championship, taking place on their home turf.

NCAA GOLF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS COVERAGE: Contested in back-to-back weeks, May 18-30 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., Golf Channel will dedicate its full suite of production resources to the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships, featuring nearly 30 combined hours of live tournament coverage. In addition, Golf Central will feature nearly 30 hours of combined pre-and post-event live news coverage produced on location, as well as daily news updates on Morning Drive and Golf Channel Digital.                                             

Golf Channel NCAA Women’s Golf Championships Coverage

Monday, May   21       

Individual National   Championship  

4-8 p.m. ET (Live)

Tuesday, May   22          

Quarterfinals, Team   Match Play  

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET   (Live)

Tuesday, May   22                 

Semifinals, Team Match   Play 

4-8 p.m. ET (Live)

Wednesday, May   23            

Team National   Championship  

4-8 p.m. ET (Live)

 

Golf Channel NCAA Men’s Golf Championships Coverage

Monday, May   28      

Individual National   Championship  

4-8 p.m. ET (Live)

Tuesday, May   29          

Quarterfinals, Team   Match Play  

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET   (Live)

Tuesday, May   29                 

Semifinals, Team Match   Play 

4-8 p.m. ET (Live)

Wednesday, May   30            

Team National   Championship  

4-8 p.m. ET (Live)

 

COLLEGE CENTRAL – GOLF CHANNEL DIGITAL COVERAGE: Golf Channel is providing comprehensive coverage leading up to and during the NCAA Women’s and Men’s Golf Championships as part of College Central,Golf Channel Digital’s home for college golf. Led by Jay Coffin, Ryan Lavner and Steve Burkowski, College Central will be the source for all things college golf, including tournament results and scores, features and columns, video highlights and breaking news.

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS COVERAGE: Golf Channel will cover the conference championships with scores and analysis across its on-air news platforms - Morning Drive and Golf Central – and online within College Central.

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With help from partner, Burns could secure Tour status

By Ryan LavnerApril 24, 2018, 8:33 pm

AVONDALE, La. – This week Sam Burns has yet another chance to secure special temporary membership for the rest of the PGA Tour season, but his partner may determine whether he’s ultimately successful.

In an interesting twist, Burns is burning one of his seven available sponsor exemptions this week at the Zurich Classic. He is 80 non-member points shy of securing special temporary membership, which would allow him to receive unlimited sponsor exemptions for the rest of the season.

Burns needs at least a two-way tie for fourth to earn the necessary points, but it won’t all depend on how he plays this week. The Zurich is a two-man game, with two rounds apiece of fourballs and alternate shot.

Burns' partner this week is William McGirt. Their games couldn’t be more different – Burns ranks eighth on Tour in driving distance, at 309 yards per pop, while McGirt is 143rd (290) – but they hope to compliment each other over four days at TPC Louisiana.


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“I got a good pair of spurs sharpened up last week while I was in San Antonio,” joked McGirt, who is looking for his first top-10 since the fall. “I told him I was going to ride him hard this week. It’ll be fun.”

Burns will have at least two (and maybe three) more opportunities to earn status, with starts lined up next week at the Wells Fargo Championship and also at the Memorial. He doesn’t face quite as much pressure because he won earlier this month on the Web.com Tour and currently sits fourth on the money list, essentially locking up his PGA Tour card for next season.

“It’s obviously nice to have that win,” he said, “but at the same time you have to be careful and make sure you play enough out there to where you’re secure for sure. You don’t want to get at the end of the year and then have two or three events left and you have to make a certain amount of money to get your card.

“So I’m just going step by step, tournament by tournament, and trying to figure out what’s the best route.”   

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Spieth-Palmer draw Rahm-Bryan early at Zurich

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 24, 2018, 7:49 pm

AVONDALE, La. – The PGA Tour’s only team event gets underway Thursday at the Zurich Classic. Here are some featured groups to watch at TPC Louisiana.

Justin Thomas-Bud Cauley/Daniel Berger-Gary Woodland: 8:39 a.m. ET Thursday off 10 tee, 2:08 p.m. Friday off 1: 

The Bama boys, Thomas and Cauley, team up for the second consecutive year, after tying for fifth a year ago on the strength of a final-round 61. Berger teamed with Thomas Pieters a year ago but missed the cut, so he’ll try his luck with Woodland, who also shares a management team at Excel Sports.

Jordan Spieth-Ryan Palmer/Jon Rahm-Wesley Bryan: 8:52 a.m. Thursday off 10, 2:19 p.m. Friday off 1: 

Spieth and Palmer finished fourth a year ago, five shots back of the leaders. Spieth is making his first start since his epic Sunday run at the Masters. Rahm and Bryan have opposite strengths – Rahm is one of the game’s preeminent drivers, while Bryan, statistically, is one of the worst – but the Spaniard is coming off a European Tour victory at home. Another wrinkle here: Even though no world-ranking points are on offer this week, Rahm is set to supplant Spieth as the third-ranked player in the world.

Jason Day-Ryan Ruffels/Brooks Koepka-Marc Turnesa: 1:31 p.m. Thursday off 1, 9:42 a.m. Friday off 10: 

Two stars with questionable sidekicks. Ruffels is an up-and-coming Australian who has been playing primarily in Latin America. (He also shares a manager with Day.) Turnesa, meanwhile, got the call late last week from Koepka, who is finally ready to return from a 15-week layoff because of a wrist injury. They both play out of Medalist in South Florida, but Turnesa, 40, has turned his attention to real estate instead of professional golf.

Patrick Reed-Patrick Cantlay/Jonas Blixt-Cameron Smith: 1:44 p.m. Thursday off 1, 9:53 a.m. Friday off 10: 

Reed makes his first start as Masters champion after taking off the past two weeks. This duo tied for 14th last year, undone by a Saturday 75 in foursomes play. Blixt and Smith are the defending champions, after shooting 27 under par last year and holding off Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown in a playoff. Blixt doesn’t have a top-10 on Tour since then, while Smith tied for fifth at the Match Play and the Masters.

Justin Rose-Henrik Stenson/Bubba Watson-Matt Kuchar: 1:57 p.m. Thursday off 1, 10:04 a.m. Friday off 10:

Rose and Stenson, who have proved to be a formidable pairing in the Ryder Cup, were a stunning missed cut last year, after shooting 6 under par for two rounds. Watson teamed up with J.B. Holmes to finish fifth last year, while Kuchar is making his first start in this event since 2009.

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Zurich Classic: Tee times, TV schedule, stats

By Golf Channel DigitalApril 24, 2018, 7:09 pm

The PGA Tour tries team competition for the second year in a row at the Zurich Classic. Here are the key stats and information for play at TPC LouisianaClick here for full-field tee times.

How to watch:

Thursday, Rd. 1: Golf Channel, 2:30-6:30PM ET; live stream: https://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Friday, Rd. 2: Golf Channel, 2:30-6:30PM ET; live stream: https://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream

Saturday, Rd. 3: Golf Channel, 1-2:45PM ET; live stream: https://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 3-6 p.m.

Sunday, Rd. 4: Golf Channel, 1-2:45PM ET; live stream: https://www.golfchannel.com/pgastream; CBS, 3-6 p.m.


Purse: $7,200,000 ($1,036,800 to each winner)

Course: TPC Louisiana (par 72; 7,425 yards)

Defending champions: Cameron Smith and Jonas Blixt (-27) in a playoff over Scott Brown and Kevin Kisner


News and notes

• All four reigning major champions - Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed - are in the field this week. This is the first time all four reigning major winners have played this event since 1984 (Ben Crenshaw, Larry Nelson, Tom Watson, Hall Sutton).

 Both members of winning team this week will earn an official PGA Tour victory, two-year Tour exemptions, and exemptions into the Players and PGA Championships.

• That said, no Official World Golf Ranking points are awarded from this event and winners will not earn exemptions into the 2019 Masters.


Notable teams in the field 

Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson

 Rose won this event in 2014, when it was individual stroke play. From 2012-16, he was a combined 60 under at TPC Louisiana in stroke play, seven shots better than any other player.

 Rose has dramatically improved his performance on the greens from last season, moving from 123rd in strokes gained-putting to 10th.

 Stenson's last three starts look like this: solo 4th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, T-6 at the Houston Open, and T-5 at the Masters.

Jon Rahm and Wesley Bryan

 Rahm is coming off a victory at the Spanish Open, his second worldwide win in 2018 and fifth since Jan. 2017.

 Rahm outdrives Bryan by an average of 30 yards off the tee, 305.1 to 276.3.

 Rahm is second on Tour in the strokes gained-off the tee, while Bryan is 210th, last among qualifying players.

Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay

 Reed is just the fifth reigning Masters champ to play the Zurich since 2000, joining Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson (twice), and Bubba Watson.

 Reed has gone T-2, T-7, T-9, WIN in his last four starts.

 Cantlay broke through for his maiden PGA Tour win earlier this season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.