Winner’s Circle: J.T. Poston Claims Maiden Title at Wyndham Championship

J.T. Poston Wins Wyndham Championship
J.T. Poston celebrates with the trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 04, 2019 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

J.T. Poston shot a final-round 62 at Sedgefield Country Club to claim his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Wyndham Championship.

Poston finished at 22-under par, and became the first player since 1974 win a tour title with four rounds of bogey-free golf.

Webb Simpson, who posted a Sunday round of 65, secured his second-straight runner-up (WGC-FedEx St. Jude) finish, and third his last five starts.

With the win, the Western Carolina product moves from No. 83 to No. 27 in the final FedExCup standings.


Pro-File

Full Name: J.T. Poston
Nationality American
Height: 6′ 2″
Weight: 170 lb
Birthdate: June 1, 1993 (age 26)
Native: Hickory, North Carolina
Residence: St. Simons Island, Georgia
College: Western Carolina University


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. J.T. Poston -22 (-8)
2. Webb Simpson -21 (-5)
3. Byeong Hun An -20 (-3)
4. Viktor Hovland -19 (-5)
5. Si Woo Kim -17 (-6)


Poston’s Winning Numbers

J.T. Poston Wins Wyndham Championship
J.T. Poston hits a tee shot on the 5th hole during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 04, 2019 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Topline Stats

Driving: 296 yards (101st)
Fairways: 45/56, 80.36% (4th)
Greens: 62/72, 86.11% (3rd)
Putts/GIR: 105/1.694 (24th)
Scores: 1 Eagle, 20 Birdies, 51 Pars

Strokes Gained

SG: Off the Tee: 1.742 (44th)
SG: Approach to Green: 6.821 (1st)
SG: Around the Green: 1.891 (28th)
SG: Putting: 4.126 (17th)
SG: Tee to Green: 10.455 (1st)
SG: Total: 14.580 (1st)


2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 26
Cuts Made: 18
Wins: 1 (Wyndham Championship)
Addtl Top 10s: 2
Earnings: $2,293,050 (38th)
FedEx Pts: 1,015 (27th)
World Rank Before/After: 158/77


Video: Poston’s Day-4 Highlights


WITB: J.T. Poston

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5°)
Fairway Metal: Titleist TS2 (15°)
Driving Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (3-5)
Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (6-9)
Gap Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (46˚, 50˚)
Sand/Lob Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (55˚, 60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo 5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Apparel/Hat: Titleist


Money, Points & Rankings

With his win, Poston earned $1,116,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will land at No. 27 in the final regular season points standings, giving him the inside edge (top 30) to end up at East Lake for the Tour Championship. He will move to No. 36 on the money list.

Poston received 44 OWGR points and will move from 158th to No. 77 in the world rankings – his career best position. In fact it’s the first time he’s cracked the top 100.

Quotable

J.T. Poston Wins Wyndham Championship
J.T. Poston reacts as he walks to the 18th green during the final round of the Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club on August 04, 2019 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Dream Come True…
“Yeah, it feels unbelievable. I mean, a dream come true. You know, I’ve always dreamt that I could win out here and I felt like I kind of proved that. Gave myself some chances over the years. But to be able to do it here in North Carolina with a lot of friends and family, I don’t think I could have drawn it up any better.”
J.T. Poston


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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