Blaine, Minnesota – In only his 4th start as a professional, Matthew Wolff claims the 3M Open tournament with a walkoff win by draining a eagle putt on his 72nd hole. This is Wolff’s 1st PGA Tour victory after turning pro following his individual NCAA title in May. The victory gives Matthew significant relief with exemptions into all the majors and PGA Tour events over the next 2 years, including the Masters.
Both Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa found themselves with a 54-hole co-lead along with DeChambeau who, compared to those 2, looked like a veteran. Wolff was playing for Oklahoma State’s golf team in the NCAA championship just weeks earlier while Morikawa graduated from UC-Berkeley in May with a business degree. Now as professionals, the 2 have already shown some success on the big tour.
As the sun set at TPC Twin Cities, Bryson DeChambeau came to his last hole of the tournament at 18-under par and 1 back of the leaders – Matthew Wolff and Morikawa. After finding the fairway, Bryson stuck his 2nd shot close and drained the eagle putt to take the clubhouse lead. Wolff and Morikawa both attempted the same feat needing a birdie to tie and eagle to win, but Wolff’s second shot was much further away from the hole. In a moment he might not ever forget, Wolff’s eagle putt dropped for a final 1-shot lead and the win. Morikawa missed his eagle attempt, giving way to Matthew Wolff as the newest PGA Tour winner.
Next week the PGA Tour heads to Illinois for the John Deere Classic before moving overseas for the final major of the year at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.
Matthew Wolff’s WITB:
Driver: TaylorMade M5 8* (Graphite Design AD-TP 7 TX)
3Wood: TaylorMade M5 15* (Graphite Design BB 8X)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Raw 52*, 56* and 62* (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper
Ball: Titleist ProV1