Grayson Murray Wins Barbasol Championship

Grayson Murray posted a final-round 3-under 68 on Sunday at Grand National’s Lake Course to win the Barbasol Championship by a stroke over Chad Collins.

 
The 23-year-old rookie had an up and down final-round, which included an eagle, 5 birdies, 4 bogeys, and 8 pars to finish at 21-under for his four rounds in Alabama.

Murray made one of those eight pars on the final hole by sinking a 5-footer to win his first PGA Tour title.

“I was in control. I didn’t get out of my game plan once. I was going to let them make the mistakes instead of myself. I was going to make them have to birdie the last hole, or the last two holes,” said Murray, a former Arizona State star. “I was playing for par on 17 and 18. Those are two hard holes and I knew if I parred both of those they would have to do something special to beat me.”

Collins posted a final-round 68 to finish sole-second at 20-under. Third-round leader Scott Stallings (71) led a group of three tied at 19-under, along with Brian Gay (65) and Tag Ridings (69).

LSU sophomore Sam Burns, the only amateur in the field, posted a 66 to finish tied for sixth along with a group of three others. One of those other players was Ben Martin (66), who scored his second top 10 finish (T5, Quicken Loans) in three starts.

 
The win earned Murray $630,000 and 300 FedEx Cup points, which moved him inside the Top 70 (BMW) to the 60th position (from 127).

Murray also receives a two year exemption through 2018-19, as well as a berth in the 2017 PGA Championship next month at Quail Hollow, and the 2018 invitationals, including the SBS Tournament of Champions, Arnold Palmer Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, and the Memorial Tournament, among others.


Top 10

1 Grayson Murray -21
2 Chad Collins -20
T3 Brian Gay -19
T3 Tag Ridings -19
T3 Scott Stallings -19
T6 Ryan Blaum -18
T6 Sam Burns -18
T6 Cameron Tringale -18
T6 Ben Martin -18
10 Robert Garrigus -17


Video Higlights


Notes

  • Bogey-free Rounds: Ryan Armour, Blayne Barber, Ken Duke, Jim Furyk, Brian Gay, Peter Malnati, Troy Merritt, and Richy Werenski.
  • Easiest hole: The par-5 fifth played to an average of 4.429.
  • Hardest hole: The par-4 18th played the most difficult, with an average of 4.118.
  • Low Round: Rookie Brett Drewitt closed with a 9-under-par 62, a career low for the Aussie.
  • High Round: South African Rory Sabatini had the day’s worst score, a 3-over 74, to drop 41 spots to T55.

Quotable

“My goal is to get in the playoffs this year. That was my goal. I didn’t set my goals too high for my first year.”
Grayson Murray, 2017 Barbasol Championship winner


Final Scores, Money

POSPLAYERTO PAR$PTS
1Grayson Murray-21$630,000300
2Chad Collins-20$378,000165
T3Brian Gay-19$182,00083
T3Tag Ridings-19$182,00083
T3Scott Stallings-19$182,00083
T6Ryan Blaum-18$117,25053
T6Sam Burns-18$00
T6Cameron Tringale-18$117,25053
T6Ben Martin-18$117,25053
10Robert Garrigus-17$101,50040
11Shawn Stefani-16$94,50038
T12Retief Goosen-15$80,50033
T12Smylie Kaufman-15$80,50033
T12Cameron Percy-15$80,50033
T15Alex Cejka-14$63,00030
T15Ricky Barnes-14$63,00030
T15Steve Wheatcroft-14$63,00030
T18Dicky Pride-13$42,77825
T18Seung-yul Noh-13$42,77825
T18Peter Malnati-13$42,77825
T18Chad Campbell-13$42,77825
T18Richy Werenski-13$42,77825
T18John Merrick-13$42,77825
T18Kyle Reifers-13$42,77825
T18Martin Flores-13$42,77825
T18Seamus Power-13$42,77825
T27Ryan Armour-12$24,32517
T27Chesson Hadley-12$24,32517
T27Robert Allenby-12$24,32517
T27Julian Etulain-12$24,32517
T27Zac Blair-12$24,32517
T27Spencer Levin-12$24,32517
T27David Hearn-12$24,32517
T27Brett Drewitt-12$24,32517
T35Jim Furyk-11$17,30011
T35Charlie Wi-11$17,30011
T35K.J. Choi-11$17,30011
T35Robby Shelton-11$17,3000
T35Chris Stroud-11$17,30011
T35Arjun Atwal-11$17,30011
T35Troy Merritt-11$17,30011
T42Mark Hubbard-10$11,3267
T42Tom Hoge-10$11,3267
T42Steven Alker-10$11,3267
T42Jonathan Byrd-10$11,3267
T42Grant Leaver-10$11,3260
T42Brandon Hagy-10$11,3267
T42Tim Herron-10$11,3267
T42JT Poston-10$11,3267
T42Blayne Barber-10$11,3267
T42Matt Gilchrest-10$11,3260
T52Boo Weekley-9$8,4234
T52D.J. Trahan-9$8,4234
T52Will Wilcox-9$8,4234
T55Sam Saunders-8$7,9453
T55Y.E. Yang-8$7,9453
T55Trey Mullinax-8$7,9453
T55Rory Sabbatini-8$7,9453
T55Ken Duke-8$7,9453
T55Nicholas Lindheim-8$7,9453
T61Derek Fathauer-7$7,6653
T61Matt Every-7$7,6653
63Daniel Summerhays-6$7,5603
T64Patton Kizzire-5$7,4202
T64Hunter Mahan-5$7,4202
T64Tyrone van Aswegen-5$7,4202
T67Andres Romero-4$7,2102
T67Shane Bertsch-4$7,2102
T67Davis Love III-4$7,2102
70Tyler Aldridge-3$7,0702
71Max Homa-2$6,8602
-Andres Gonzales-2$6,8602
-Chris Smith-2$6,8602
-Craig Barlow-2$6,8602
-Rick Lamb-2$6,8602
-Carl Pettersson-1$6,5451
-Bobby Wyatt-1$6,5451
-Stuart Appleby-1$6,5451
-Jonathan Randolph-1$6,5451
-Shaun MicheelE$6,3701
-Andrew Loupe2$6,3001
-Rich Berberian Jr.3$6,2300
-Matt JonesCUT$00
-Ryan BrehmCUT$00
-Derek RendeCUT$00
-Duffy WaldorfCUT$00
-Will CannonCUT$00
-S.M. LeeCUT$00
-Joel DahmenCUT$00
-Brian StuardCUT$00
-John RollinsCUT$00
-Hugo LeonCUT$00
-Tommy GaineyCUT$00
-Michael BradleyCUT$00
-Brendon ToddCUT$00
-Troy MattesonCUT$00
-Gonzalo Fdez-CastanoCUT$00
-Omar UrestiCUT$00
-Chip DeasonCUT$00
-Marc TurnesaCUT$00
-Brad FritschCUT$00
-Bill LundeCUT$00
-Heath SlocumCUT$00
-Brendon de JongeCUT$00
-Mookie DeMossCUT$00
-Mark AndersonCUT$00
-Wes HomanCUT$00
-Jason BohnCUT$00
-Hiroshi IwataCUT$00
-Miguel Angel CarballoCUT$00
-Kent JonesCUT$00
-Brian CampbellCUT$00
-Mark HensbyCUT$00
-Dominic BozzelliCUT$00
-Dru LoveCUT$00
-Len MattiaceCUT$00
-Dudley HartCUT$00
-Matt BettencourtCUT$00
-Mark WilsonCUT$00
-Cameron BeckmanCUT$00
-Lee JanzenCUT$00
-Ted PurdyCUT$00
-Ryo IshikawaCUT$00
-Mike GenoveseCUT$00
-Robert GamezCUT$00
-Trace CroweCUT$00
-Frank Lickliter IICUT$00
-Brett WetterichCUT$00
-Steven BowditchCUT$00
-Brad SillCUT$00
-George McNeillWD$00
-Angel CabreraWD$00

Credit: PGA Tour Communications


Jeff Smith

Jeff is a Producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is producing a digital documentary on the 2016-17 PGA Tour season.



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