Apr 18th, 2016
Grace Lands first PGA Tour Title
DeChambeau finishes fourth
Words: Daniel Owen Photography: Getty Images
Did you win a tournament, or lose a bet? It's the minging jacket!
Branden Grace won his first tournament on the PGA Tour last night at the RBC Heritage. Blitzing through the pack, Grace shot a five under 66 to win by 2 shots from overnight leader Luke Donald.
Grace was already 15th in the world, and despite some brilliant finishes in the Majors last season, had not won in the US. While it seemed like it was only a matter of time, Grace was happy to get the monkey off his back: "I can tick this one off the box and head into the next couple of majors trying to win them," he said. "I have one notch, I've done it before and I can do it again."
While Luke Donald will be disappointed to come second again here, only managing a level par 71, Bryson DeChambeau's week couldn't have gone much better. In his first week as a pro he came tied fourth, shooting a final round 68 to rise 9 spots through the field. By finishing in the top ten DeChambeau gets his start at the Valero Texas Open without having to take a sponsors invite. He also earned 122.50 FedEx Cup points. If he can get to 361 points he will trigger special membership status and be able to accept as many tour starts as possible.
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