Winner’s Circle: Sam Burns Claims Victory at 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge

Sam Burns Wins 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Wife
Sam Burns celebrates with wife Caroline Campbell after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge in a playoff at Colonial CC on May 29, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

On Sunday at the famed Colonial Country Club, Sam Burns shot a final-round 65 and then edged Scottie Scheffler in a playoff to claim victory at the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge.

The 25-year-old LSU product finished his final day in Fort Worth, Texas with two bogeys against seven birdies, highlighted by six on his front nine, to reach 17-under par. In overtime, Burns drained a 40-foot bomb, just off the green, for a birdie-3. Scheffler, putting from 35 feet, landed his attempt about six inches to the right of the hole.

For his fourth career PGA Tour title, and third of the season, Burns earned $1,512,000 and 500 FedExCup points, along with a Colonial Country Club plaid jacket and 1979 custom-built Schwab Firebird Trans Am. He will move to No. 2 in points and 3rd in money. He also picked up 60 Official World Golf Ranking points and will move to No. 9 (from 10th).

For his second-place finish, Scheffler earned $915,600 and 300 FedExCup points. He also secured 36 world-ranking points and will solidify his stranglehold on the No. 1 position.


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Winning Pro-File

Sam Burns Wins 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Scottie Scheffler
Sam Burns reacts after putting to win the Charles Schwab Challenge in a playoff at Colonial CC on May 29, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Carmen Mandato via Getty Images)

Name: Sam Burns
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: July 23, 1996 (age 25)
Native: Shreveport, Louisiana
Resides: Choudrant, Louisiana
Family: Wife, Caroline Campbell
College: LSU
Turned Pro: 2017
PGA Tour Rookie: 2019
Equipment:Callaway


Charles Schwab Challenge: Top Performers

Sam Burns Wins 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Leaderboard
Sam Burns reacts after putting to win the Charles Schwab Challenge in a playoff at Colonial CC on May 29, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Sam Burns -9 (-5)
2. Scottie Scheffler -9 (+2)*
3. Brendon Todd -8 (+1)
4. Tony Finau -7 (-3)
4. Davis Riley -7 (-1)
4. Scott Stallings -7 (+2)
7. Kevin Na -5 (-1)
7. Jordan Spieth -5 (E)
7. Mito Pereira -5 (+1)
7. Patrick Reed -5 (+2)
7. Cam Davis -5 (+2)
* Lost in a playoff

Top-5 Payouts

Pos-(Money)
1. Sam Burns ($1,512,000)
2. Davis Riley ($915,600)
3. Brendon Todd ($579,600)
3. Tony Finau ($445,200)
5. Davis Riley ($445,200)
5. Scott Stallings ($445,200)


Sam Burns’ Winning Numbers

Sam Burns Wins 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Playoff
Sam Burns plays his shot on the first playoff hole (No. 18) during the final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial CC on May 29, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

TOPLINE STATS
Driving: 321.3 yards (6th)
Fairways: 53.57%, 30/56 (61st)
Greens: 66.67%, 48/72 (9th)
Putts/GIR: 1.667 (7th)
Sand Saves: 75%, 9/12 (16th)
Scores: 20 Birdies, 41 Pars, 11 Bogeys

STROKES GAINED
Off the Tee: 2.852 (6th)
Around the Green: 3.881 (12th)
Putting: 5.033 (6th)
Tee to Green: 7.458 (9th)
Total: 12.491 (1st)


Burns’ 2022 PGA TOUR Season

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Sam Burns poses in the 1979 “Schwab” Firebird after winning the Charles Schwab Challenge in a playoff at Colonial CC on May 29, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

Starts: 15
Cuts Made: 10
Wins: 3 (Sanderson, Valspar, Schwab)
Additional Top 10s: 3
Money: $6,145,981 (3rd)
Points: 2,101 (2nd)
World Rank Before/After: 10/9


Sam Burns’ Career Victories

PGA Tour: 4
2022 Chas Schwab Challenge
2022 Valspar Championship
2021 Sanderson Farms Championship
2021 Valspar Championship

Korn Ferry Tour: 1
2018 Savannah Golf Championship


WITB: Sam Burns 2022

Sam Burns Wins 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge Scottie Scheffler
Sam Burns reacts after putting to win the Charles Schwab Challenge in a playoff at Colonial CC on May 29, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX. (Photo by Tom Pennington via Getty Images)

Sam Burns plays a full Callaway bag including a Rogue driver, Apex irons, Odyssey putter, and a Chrome Soft ball.

Driver: Rogue ST Triple Diamond (10.5°)
Metal: Mavrik (17°)
Hybrid: Apex UW (21°)
Irons: Apex TCB (4-PW)
Gap : Apex TCB (50°)
Sand: JAWS MD5 (56˚)
Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S
Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X
Clothing: Adidas


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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