Overnight leader and World No. 490 Greg Chalmers patched together a 1-over-par 37-36=73 in today's final round of the Barracuda Championship to collect 4 points and post 43 points total, good for a six-point win over runner-up Gary Woodland and his first TOUR title in his 386th career start.
The 42-year-old, a pre-tourney 300/1 outright, had the dubious distinction of leading all active players with the most starts on TOUR without a win. His previous best was T2 two times, most recently at the 2009 Buick Open. Playing this season on conditional status with a lone cash in six prior events -- T58 at the no-cut HSBC Champions -- the Aussie earns a two-year exemption on TOUR and also claims a spot in The Open Championship at Royal Troon, where he'll be making his fourth appearance. He led this week by two points after 36 holes and by six after 54, the latter his first-ever 54-hole lead on TOUR. Understandably, it was a struggle in the finale, squaring five against two birdies, but culminated his win, and first top 10 since T10 at the 2013-14 McGladrey, with a 8'7" eagle putt on the par-5 18th.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 10:19:00 PM