Winner’s Circle: Nate Lashley Claims Maiden PGA TOUR Title in Detroit

Nate Lashley Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic
Nate Lashley raises the trophy after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on June 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Nate Lashley shot a 70 on Sunday at Detroit Golf Club to finish off the most improbable wire-to-wire victory of the season (and maybe ever) at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Lashley finished his final day in the Motor City with two bogeys offset by four birdies to reach 25-under par, six clear of Doc Redman, who shot 67 to secure solo second on 19-under par.

It was the first PGA Tour title for the 36-year old former real estate salesman, who entered the week as an alternate with a world ranking of nearly 400.


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Pro-File

Name: Nate Lashley
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 190 lb
Birthdate: December 12, 1982 (age 36)
Native: Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Resides: Scottsdale, Arizona
College: University of Arizona
Primary Sponsor: PING

Leaderboard: Final Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Nate Lashley -25 (-2)
2. Doc Redman -19 (-5)
3. Rory Sabbatini -18 (-4)
3. Wes Roach -18 (-4)
5. Brandt Snedeker -17 (-5)
5. Joaquin Niemann -17 (-4)
5. Ted Potter Jr. -17 (-4)
5. Brian Stuard -17 (-4)
5. Patrick Reed -17 (-2)
5. Cameron Tringale -17 (-1)


Nate Lashley’s Winning Numbers

Nate Lashley Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic
Nate Lashley lines up his birdie putt on the 18th green during the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on June 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Michael Cohen/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Topline Stats:
Driving: 2998 yards (43rd)
Fairways: 41/56, 73.2% (11th)
Greens: 59/72, 81.9% (4th)
Putts Per GIR: 93/1.576 (2nd)

Scoring:
Par-3: -1 (3 Birdies, 11 Pars, 2 Bogeys)
Par-4: -14 (15 Birdies, 24 Pars, 1 Bogey)
Par-5: -10 (10 Birdies, 6 Pars)
Total: -25 (28 Birdies, 41 Pars, 3 Bogeys)


WITB: Nate Lashley

Driver: PING G410 LST (10˚)
3-metal: PING G410 LST (13.5˚)
Hybrid: PING G410 Fairway (7W)
Irons: PING i210 (4-PW)
Wedges: PING Stealth (50˚,54˚), Prototype (60˚)
Putter: PING Scottsdale Wolverine C
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Hat: PING


Lashley’s Final-Day Highlights

Credit: PGA TOUR Youtube


Lashley’s 2019 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 15
Missed Cuts: 4
Wins: 1 (Rocket Mort Classic)
Addtl Top 10s/20s: 1/3
Money Earned: $1,855,502 (44th)
FedExCup Pts: 759 (40th)
World Rank Before/After: 346/101


Career Victories

PGA Tour: 1
2019 Rocket Mortgage Classic

Web.com Tour: 1
2017 Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship

PGA Tour Latinoamerica: 3
2016 Shell Championship
2016 Ecuador Open
2016 San Luis Championship


Points & Money

The victory earned Lashley $1,314,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with 48 world-ranking points. He will move to 44th on the money list, and 40th on the points list. In terms of the Official World Golf Rankings, he will jump to No. 101 (from 346th). It marks the best world-ranking position of his career.

Ashley also earned 1,000 points towards a U.S. President Cup berth, which at this point is still a long shot.


Quotable

Nate Lashley Wins Rocket Mortgage Classic
Nate Lashley raises the trophy after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club on June 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

“Yeah. I mean, I wasn’t even sure I was going to get into the tournament. Ending up being in here right now, it’s a dream. I’m just really grateful that I got into the tournament. Happy to be here in Detroit and love the place and look forward to coming back.”
Nate Lashley


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