Winner’s Circle: Hudson Swafford Claims Victory at The American Express

Hudson Swafford Wins The PGA Tour American Express 2022
Hudson Swafford poses with the trophy, alongside wife Katherine, and son James, after winning The American Express at the Stadium Course at PGA West on Jan 23, 2022 in La Quinta, Calif. (Photo by Steph Chambers via Getty Images)

On Sunday at PGA West, Hudson Swafford shot a final-round 64 to secure a two-shot victory over Tom Hoge at The 2022 American Express.

On his final day at the venerable Pete Dye Stadium Course, the Georgia alumnus offset three bogeys with nine birdies and an eagle to reach 23-under par.

The 34-year-old Swafford now owns three career PGA Tour titles, two of them coming at this event.

With the win, Swafford earned $1,368,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 7 in the FedExCup standings, and No. 10 on the money list.


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Pro-File

Full Name: Hudson Swafford
Nationality: United States
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 200 lb
Birthdate: Sep. 9, 1987 (age 34)
Native: Tallahassee, Fla.
Resides: Sea Island, Georgia
Turned Pro: 2011
PGA Tour Rookie: 2014
College: Georgia
Highest World Rank: 75
Equipment Sponsor: PXG


The American Express: Final Leaderboard

Hudson Swafford Wins The PGA Tour American Express 2022
Hudson Swafford holds son James after winning The American Express at the Stadium Course at PGA West on Jan 23, 2022 in La Quinta, Calif. (Photo by Steph Chambers via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Hudson Swafford -23 (-8)
2. Tom Hoge -21 (-4)
3. Brian Harman -20 (-8)
3. Lanto Griffin -20 (-5)
3. Lee Hodges -20 (-2)
6. Will Zalatoris -19 (-5)
6. Denny McCarthy -19 (-5)
6. Francesco Molinari -19 (-4)
9. Patrick Cantlay -18 (-4)
10. Paul Barjon -17 (+1)

Top-5 Check Cashers

Pos-Player-(Money)
1. Hudson Swafford ($1.368m)
2. Tom Hoge ($828.4k)
3. Brian Harman ($402.8k)
3. Lanto Griffin ($402.8k)
3. Lee Hodges ($402.8k)


Swafford’s Winning Numbers

Hudson Swafford Wins The PGA Tour American Express 2022
Hudson Swafford putts on the 8th hole during the final round of The American Express at the Stadium Course at PGA West on Jan 23, 2022 in La Quinta, Calif. (Photo by Sam Greenwood via Getty Images)

Topline Stats
Driving: 306.9 (29th)
Fairways: 64.29% (36/56) (T76)
Greens: 72.22% (52/72) (T33)
Putts/GIR: 1.577 (8th)
Birdies: 29 (1st)

Strokes Gained
Off the Tee: -0.395 (45th)
Approach Green: 4.308 (4th)
Putting: 6.402 (2nd)
Total: 11.202 (1st)


Swafford’s 2022 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 9
Cuts Made: 6
Wins: 1 (The Amex)
Additional Top 10: 0
Earnings: $1,529,226 (10th)
FedExCup Pts: 573 (7th)
World Rank Before/After: 166/61


WITB: Hudson Swafford

Hudson Swafford Wins The PGA Tour American Express 2022
Hudson Swafford plays a shot on the 9th hole during the final round of the The American Express at the Stadium Course at PGA West on Jan 23, 2022 in La Quinta, Calif. (Photo by Steph Chambers via Getty Images)

Hudson Swafford plays a eclectic bag of TaylorMade, PXG, PING and Titleist.

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (8.5°)
3-wood: PING i25 (14°)
5-wood: PING i25 (18°)
Irons: PXG 0311 ST Gen3 (4-5)
Irons: PXG 0311 ST Gen4 (6-9)
Pitch: PXG Sugar Daddy II (46°)
Gap: Titleist Vokey SM7 (52°)
Sand: Titleist Vokey SM7 (56˚)
Lob: PXG Sugar Daddy II (60˚)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Tour
Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1
Source: NationalClubGolfer.com


Quotable: Hudson Swafford


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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