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First play-off win for Luke List at Torrey Pines

At 37 and after 206 tournaments played on the PGA Tour, Luke List won Saturday at Torrey Pines, the first victory of his career on the American circuit! The native of Seattle returned the best card of the last round before dominating Will Zalatoris on the first hole of dam!

If List deserved his victory by being the first to reach the clubhouse with a total of -15 thanks in particular to a festival of exceptional shots like on this marvel of bunker exit (see video below) the suspense was extended until nightfall.

Co-leader with Jason Day at the start of the last lap Will Zalatoris did not fail either. The slender Californian, also looking for a first success on the PGA Tour, started his day with a bogey, before quickly rectifying the situation by signing two birdies on his first third of the course.

Serious and diligent, the 25-year-old American, who then never left the lead in the tournament, was however too tender in the decisive moments, missing more than his turn the clear opportunities to stand out in the standings. who presented themselves to him on the following 12 holes.

Like this putt for the victory at 18 which escapes at the last moment and which forces him to have to play a play-off after a 12th by consecutive.

A killer wedge shot

A dam during which Luke β€œthe cold hand” List don’t tremble. Besides, the word “cogiter” clearly does not seem to be part of the vocabulary of this young dad.

After a curious episode in the fairway bunker, where the two players found their ball separated by barely a few centimeters, List, who offered himself the services of a putting coach this winter, did not even need to too busy when he appeared for the second time of the day on the green of the iconic last hole of the South Course.

A few minutes earlier his 3rd shot had in fact ended its course less than 50 centimeters from the hole after having perfectly matched the slope of the green. An “assassin” wedge shot from which Will Zalatoris will not recover, far too feverish, putter in hand.

CaRAHMba failed again

Another player who may harbor some regrets when taking stock, Jon Rahmwinner of his first PGA Tour tournament at the 2017 edition of this Farmers Insurance Open but victory seems to have been on the run since his victory here in the US Open last June.

Saturday he won his 5th podium and his 7th top 10 in his last 8 outings on the American circuit.

2nd in Maui for the 1st tournament of the year 2022, 2nd in the Tour Championship final chapter of last season, the Basque is still missing a little something to lift a new trophy.

Despite this convincing putt on 17 which gave him the right to hope until the end, his week was punctuated by too many small inaccuracies.

Rahm will console himself by noting Monday that he retains his place as world number 1 but his disappointment was great when his last putt to integrate the play-off did not find the target.

The hit of the day for Day

Jason Day also believed in it despite a hesitant start to the game. The Australian, who has not won since May 2018, seems to enjoy the two San Diego courses just as much as Rahm.

Like the Spaniard, he has 2 titles at Torrey Pines and could have added his name to the winners of this event for a third time after taking the lead thanks to this incredible wedge shot distilled to perfection!

Unfortunately for the 129th player in the world, a big mistake on 16, combined with a bit of bad luck on 17, deprived him of a better result.

His birdie at 18, however, allows him to climb to the 3rd step of the podium, which had not happened to him since his victory at Wells Fargo in May 2018.

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