Dylan Frittelli produced a Sunday 64 to secure his maiden PGA Tour title at the John Deere Classic.
Frittelli entered his final day at TPC Deere two off the pace of overnight co-leaders Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry, but after a hat trick out of the gate (Nos. 1-3) the South African became the man to beat. A fourth birdie on No. 8 saw the former Texas Longhorn turn in 31, and in possession of his first lead. Frittelli added further gains on Nos. 10, 11, and 17 to reach 21-under par, two shots clear of runner-up Russell Henley, who torched the TPC track to the tune of 10-under 61.
Frittelli’s victory marks the third consecutive week that the tournament winner entered the event ranked outside the top 100 in both the world rankings and FedExCup standings.
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Name: Dylan Frittelli
Nationality: South African
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 180 lb
Birthdate: June 5, 1990 (age 29)
Native: Johannesburg, South Africa
College: University of Texas
Leaderboard: Final Top 5
Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Dylan Frittelli -21 (-7)
2. Russell Henley -19 (-10)
3. Andrew Landry -18 (-2)
4. Collin Morikawa -17 (-5)
4. Chris Stroud -17 (-4)
Dylan Frittelli’s Winning Numbers
Driving: 313.9 yards (49th)
Fairways: 44/56, 78.57% (7th)
Greens: 56/72, 77.78% (10th)
Putts Per GIR: 95/1.696 (22nd)
Par-3: -2 (2 Birdies, 14 Pars)
Par-4: -11 (12 Birdies, 33 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-5: -8 (8 Birdies, 4 Pars)
Total: -21 (22 Birdies, 51 Pars, 1 Bogey)
WITB: Dylan Frittelli
Driver: Callaway Epic flash Sub Zero (10.5˚)
5-Metal: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (15˚)
Fairway: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18˚)
Driving Iron: Callaway X-Forged UT (3)
Irons: Callaway X-Forged 18 (5-PW)
Gap Wedge: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52˚)
Sand/Lob Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (56˚, 60˚)
Putter: Odyssey EXO Stroke Lab 2-Ball
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft-X w/ Triple Track
Frittelli’s Final-Day Highlights
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Dylan Frittelli’s 2019 PGA Tour Season
Missed Cuts: 6
Wins: 1 (John Deere Classic)
Addtl Top 10s/20s: 0/1
Money Earned: $1,471,560 (63rd)
FedExCup Pts: 712 (48th)
World Rank Before/After: 133/92
Points & Money
The victory earned Frittelli $1,080,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with 24 world-ranking points. He will move inside the top 50 on the Tour’s points list, and inside the top 75 on the money list. In terms of the Official World Golf Rankings, he will jump inside the top 100 (from No. 133 to 92).
Frittelli also secured an invite to this week’s Open Championship in Northern Ireland.
“It’s awesome. I watched this tournament as a kid, didn’t know much about it besides that it’s a really low-scoring event. When I graduated college, my buddy Jordan Spieth came into my focus once I became a member of the PGA TOUR.
“But now to have won it, I don’t know, still sinking in. Feels awesome. It feels great.”
– Dylan Frittelli
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