Winner’s Circle: Will Zalatoris Claims Maiden Tour Title in Memphis

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Will Zalatoris Wins 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship
Will Zalatoris on the 17th green during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on Aug 14, 2022 in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)

On Sunday at TPC Southwind, Will Zalatoris produced a final-round 66 and then edged Sepp Straka in a playoff to claim his first PGA Tour victory at the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship.

The Texan’s final day in Memphis, Tennessee featured a scorecard comprised of just one bogey against five birdies to finish on 15-under par.

“Yeah, it’s kind of hard to say “about time” when it’s your second year on Tour, but about time,” said Zalatoris, who oddly takes the No. 1 spot in the season-long points race with just a single win. “Obviously this week was kind of a grind considering the start that I had.

“I love this golf course, I played well here last year. Yeah, considering all the close finishes that I’ve had this year, to finally pull it off, it means a lot.”

For his maiden PGA Tour win, Zalatoris earned $2,700,000 and 2,000 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 1 in the points race.


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Winner’s Pro-File

Will Zalatoris Wins 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship
Will Zalatoris waits on the 11th tee during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on Aug 14, 2022 in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)

Name: William Patrick Zalatoris
Nationality: American
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 175
Birthdate: Aug. 16, 1996 (age 25)
Native: San Francisco, CA
Residence: Plano, Texas
Turned Pro: 2018
PGA Tour Rookie: 2021
Highest OWGR: 9 (2022)
Best Masters: 2nd (2021)
Best PGA: 2nd (2022)
Best U.S. Open: 2nd (2022)
Best Open: T28 (2022)


Leaderboard: 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship

Will Zalatoris Wins 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship
Will Zalatoris poses with the trophy after winning the the FedEx St. Jude Championship in a playoff at TPC Southwind on Aug 14, 2022 in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)
Top-10 Finishers

Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 4 Score)
1. Will Zalatoris -15 (-4)
2. Sepp Straka -15 (-3)
3. Lucas Glover -12 (-4)
3. Brian Harman -12 (-3)
5. Adam Scott -11 (-4)
5. Jon Rahm -11 (-4)
5. Collin Morikawa -11 (-3)
5. Tony Finau -11 (-2)
5. Matt Fitzpatrick -11 (-2)
5. Andrew Putnam -11 (-2)
5. Trey Mullinax -11 (E)

Top-3 Check Cashers

1. Will Zalatoris – $2.7m
2. Sepp Straka – $1.635m
3. Lucas Glover – $885k
3. Brian Harman – $885k


Will Zalatoris’ Winning Numbers

Will Zalatoris Wins 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship
Will Zalatoris on the 17th green during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on Aug 14, 2022 in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo by Stacy Revere via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 321.2 yards (6th)
Fairways: 33/56, 58.93% (T52)
Greens: 51/72, 70.83% (T9)
Putts/GIR: 1.627 (T10)
Scrambling: 76.19% (8th)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 1.815 (18th)
Approach: 7.734 (1st)
Around the Green: -0.158 (42nd)
Putting: 2.500 (25th)
Tee to Green: 9.391 (1st)
Total: 11.890 (T1)


Will Zalatoris’ PGA Tour Season

Will Zalatoris Wins 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship
Will Zalatoris celebrates after making a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on August 14, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Starts: 23
Cuts Made: 18
Wins: 1 (FedEx St Jude)
Additional Top 10: 8
Earnings: $9,405,082 (3rd)
FedExCup Pts: 3,680 (1st)
World Rank Before/After: 14/9


WITB: Will Zalatoris 2022

Will Zalatoris Wins 2022 FedEx St Jude Championship
Will Zalatoris hits from the 11th tee during the final round of the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind on Aug 14, 2022 in Memphis, Tenn. (Photo by Andy Lyons via Getty Images)

Will Zalatoris won his first career PGA Tour title playing a full bag of Titleist gear, including a Titleist TSR3 driver and Titleist Pro V1 golf balls.

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (8°)
4-wood: Titleist TSR3 (16.5°)
Driving Iron: Titleist T200 (3)
Irons: Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Gap: Vokey SM9 (50°)
Sand: Vokey SM9 (54°)
Lob: Vokey SM9 Wedgeworks (60˚)
Putter: Cameron Circle T Phantom X T-11 Proto
Ball: Titleist Pro V1


Credits: Getty Images, GolfWRX


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